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#3829347 - 08/30/13 01:07 PM The "Flying Fox" at Phalempin  
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After the book "The Flying Fox" by Otto Fuchs was recommended to me so much by RAF_Louvert and rjw,
(thank you both for pointing it out) I have bought an old German original copy and am still enjoying it very much.
The English edition by Adam Wait is said to contain the true squadron and persona names, so I may also buy that.
It is an incredibly well written description of all Fuchs saw - people, aircraft, flying, landscapes and the war.
And it has a lot of good humour.

Now I wanted to see where it took place and made a research. Maybe the English book contains some of these photos;
the German one from 1933 unfortunately doesn't. But I found this "Malaula" blog space (which might be written by
Adam Wait or Norman Franks - couldn't find a name; can someone help?), and there were some fine pictures.
The rest is compiled from GoogleMaps and the web. Enjoy!



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#3829384 - 08/30/13 02:32 PM Re: The "Flying Fox" at Phalempin [Re: Olham]  
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Hi Olham;

Since you didn't indicate the link where you found the pictures, I went searching but didn't find them.

While trying to research your request to find out who wrote the malaula blog you got your pictures from, I came across another link which is very useful to anyone reading the ENGLISH version of "Malaula - Battle Cry of Jasta 17". This blog was written by Adam Wait who indicates that the editor made many revisions to the publication to the detriment of Bucklers work and so Adam has published correction here at this blog. I recommend it as supplementary reading for the sake of accuracy.

Adam Wait Blog Spot Malaula 2007

Here is another link to his blog which contains pictures from the book and many which did not make it into publication

Adam Wait Blog Malaula 2012

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#3829389 - 08/30/13 02:40 PM Re: The "Flying Fox" at Phalempin [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted By: Robert_Wiggins
Since you didn't indicate the link where you found the pictures, I went searching but didn't find them.

I did - read the text in my picture.
And you found the same blog that I had indicated.


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#4307435 - 10/30/16 01:09 AM Re: The "Flying Fox" at Phalempin [Re: Olham]  
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The author, Adam Wait, is one of my older brothers. He doesn't spend any time on any social networks so it is unlikely he would ever come across this post. He is currently working on another book on WWI aviation. If you are interested in more information about his book or any future works let me know and I will pass it on to him. I've been telling him for years he needs a web site and needs to promote his work more but that isn't his forte. I on the other hand spend a lot of time on social networks (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter etc.) but as a sommelier my interests are in wine and whisky. I am hoping to do a future video wine review with him (a German Sekt) during which I'll interview him about his books. Feel free to look me up on YouTube where I post wine and whisky reviews everyday.


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