1st Lieutenant crawford flew with the 20th bomber Group, us air force, until being shot down in september 1918 and spending the rest of the war as a p.o.w.
like so many displaced and bored us servicemen, trained but too late to the war be truly "blooded" he gratefully accepted the call to join a band of mercenaries, formed at the bar tables of paris into a squadron and planning to offer their services to the polish government. the russian revolution had given many smaller countries and states the opportunity to break a away from the shackles of imperialist occupation - but the bolsheviks had other ideas and unity was paramount to their expansionist ideas..
crawford flew and fought well with this brave unit, before disappearing into the pages of history.
awaiting de-mobilisation in paris he meets a pretty, confident young nurse named Amelia Airheart and they fall in love. she has heard many thrilling stories of flight from the wounded servicemen she has nursed and seen die.. she convinces George to take her for a flight in a two-seater ex-service machine that george is contemplating buying from the air depot at Issoudun.
in the next few weeks he teaches his willing student to fly and when the offer of joining the "kośiuszko squadron" in warsaw is made they both embark on the adventure they so long for, amelia at the controls...
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