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Flying in Flanders


by Willy Coppens

To the left, caricatures of a fallen King Albert of Belgium, Tsar Nicholas of Russia, President Poincare of France, generic (?) caricatures of an English man and a Japanese soldier, Kings Peter of Serbia, and Nikola of Montenegro engaging in a tug of war, the rope being held on the right by a German (in gray) and an Austro-Hungarian soldier. Between the teams and behind the rope stands the diminutive caped figure of King Victor Emmanuel of Italy, all hat, mustache, and chin.

To the left, caricatures of a fallen King Albert of Belgium, Tsar Nicholas of Russia, President Poincare of France, generic (?) caricatures of an English man and a Japanese soldier, Kings Peter of Serbia, and Nikola of Montenegro engaging in a tug of war, the rope being held on the right by a German (in gray) and an Austro-Hungarian soldier. Between the teams and behind the rope stands the diminutive caped figure of King Victor Emmanuel of Italy, all hat, mustache, and chin.

The flight over Brussels made him fearless. He is never asked about any advice he might have given (flying low for example). He was a good flier, with a near-vertical landing that saved his life in May, 1918. In his spare time he goes to the theater.

Camouflage, page 183. The Germans do it scientifically, and dye rather than paint it, saving weight.

He had his Hanriot painted all blue.

Publisher: Ace Books, 1971

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