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FLIGHT TO

ARRAS

Michael Blackburn
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dreaming
cards
crews
motorcar
machines
war
guns
risks
victory
wife
god
2

nose
disapproval
conversation
vision
tic
day
feet
3

intelligence
mask
relays
anti-aircraft
gunner
4

identity
child
overall
sleep
trade
altitude
5

body
sortie
importance
village
ashes
6

miles
ecstasy
rudder
stake
7

hospital
flames
sensation
8

hours
hand
celebration
rubber
bullets
cirrus
sheet
ersatz
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outskirts
fireplace
comrades
10

rotation
absurdities
safeguard
flaw
repair
11

advance
agent
words
enemy
sabre
bondsmen
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rhetoric
floor
children
campfires
breath
roads
slime
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zone
divisions
treasure
junkshop
petrol
roadmender
vermin
exodus
doctor
equilibrium
land
button
reality
14

thirst
mob
woman
sewer
15

gun
subterfuge
lorry
boundaries
flames
16

epithet
fortnight
honour
17

stick
weather
plain
root
twilight
hecatomb
castle
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protection
purpose
air
needles
19

smoke
roar
solidarity
moralist
morning
explosion
team
gas
pilot
elixir
fire
20

affection
record
outsider
world
faith
tree
parachute
companions
21

shepherd
landmark
rectangle
toil
feeling
22

edge
spirit
afternoon
future
cedar
genius
people
desert
flavour
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treason
community
ship
merchants
snow
liberty
reflection
charity
brutishness
arithmetic
farm
mankind
ideal
fraternity
stones
cathedral
wheat
mediocrity
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lamplight
nursemaids
seed
Source: Flight to Arras
(Pilote de Guerre)
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
trans. Lewis Galantiere
Right Book Club
London
1943