Sonny Lester (born November 15, 1924) is a music producer from New York City. He started his career as a musician in a big band jazz ensemble before being drafted into the . During the war he earned a Purple Heart and worked under Henry Kissinger, who was an intelligence officer at time.
The Allies of World War I or Entente Powers is the term commonly used for the coalition that opposed the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria during the First World War (1914–1918). By the end of the first decade of the 20th century, the major European powers were divided between the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance. The Entente was made up of France, the United Kingdom and Russia.
The skies over World War I-era Europe served as a brutal testing ground for manned aircraft. Though limited by their primitive machines, these Knights of the Sky went on to achieve some of the war’s most extraordinary-and often downright suicidal-feats of heroism. Get the facts on six of the Great War’s most celebrated airborne daredevils.
Aviation was one of the most romanticised elements of the First World War. 'Air aces' in particular achieved celebrity status both during and after the war and their photographs regularly appeared in newspapers. The French first coined the term 'l'as' to describe the high-scoring fighter pilot Adolphe Pegoud and the expression stuck.
Was aviation in the First World War invaluable to the war effort? . Crucially, aerial strategies developed during the First World War laid the foundations for a modern form of warfare in the sky. Written by Bernard Wilkin. Bernard Wilkin is a Belgian historian working at the University of Sheffield, where he specialises in the history of aviation and propaganda during the First World War.
Noël Coward blended humour and patriotism in this satirical British World War Two gem. It was an immediate favourite of Winston Churchill’s upon the Prime Minister’s first listen, but was banned by the BBC in 1943 due to complaints by survivors of the Luftwaffe, who didn’t feel very humorous about the war. Les Rutherford was a bomb aimer, flying in Lancaster bombers.
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