Luck On The Wing; Thirteen Stories Of A Sky Spy

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byElmer Haslett

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XIII "coming Out" THE modern debutante looks forward with no little anxiety to her "Coming Out." It is naturally quite an event for, veritably, she is imprisoned, as it were, by the conventions which do not permit her to take her place among the friends of the inner circle until she has been formally presented by her "coming out." So, the prisoners of war, even after the Armistice, were withheld from their friends until the "coming out," which consisted of the formalities of turning the prisoners over to their friends. Naturally, it was quite an event. But, believe me, no debutante could possibly anticipate her "coming out" with the keenness and anxiety that the American prisoners of war could theirs. We, too, had planned it all--of course, not so much as to the clothes we would wear, but more especially as to the things we would eat. Several days previous to the signing of the Armistice, we heard that the people of Bavaria had revolted, and that the will of the "Soldiers and Workmen" was paramount. Although locked in the confines of a prison camp, the proverbial little bird told us that something was in the air--indeed, one felt it in the atmosphere--for, if a new republic was formed, they were certainly not the enemies of the United States, so we would indeed soon be "coming out." The regulation cap of the German officer and soldier is adorned by two buttons in the front center-- the top and larger button having the colors of the Imperial German Government in the form of a miniature cocarde, while the lower and smaller button is made up of the colors of the German State from which the officer or soldier hails. Thus, all the soldiers at our camp had the large German button and the smaller one of green and white, the colors of the State of Bavaria. One day, arou...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XIII "coming Out" THE modern debutante looks forward with no little anxiety to her "Coming Out." It is naturally quite an event for, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217508804

ISBN - 13:9780217508803

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