"I glanced at my watch. One minute to 11:00, thirty seconds, fifteen. And then it was 11:00 A.M., the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. I was the only audience for the greatest show ever presented."
"It was a horrible yet thrilling sight. The two machines actually telescoped each other, so violent was the impact. Wings went through wings, and at first glance both the Fokker and SPAD seemed to disintegrate."
We do not hike through the mud with you, but there are discomforts in our work as bad as mud, but we won't let rain, storms, Archies [anti-aircraft fire] nor Boches [German] planes prevent our getting there with the goods."
"Although we did not know it at the time, we were now on the last laps of the war." -- Eddie Rickenbacker, 100 years ago
As many, including Mark Twain, have observed, of course truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense. Alvin York is one of those stories that is fun to find out was really true.