Soleil Productions continues its series on the legendary figures of Aéropostale, with a new volume devoted to Jean Mermoz.
On Christmas Eve, when an engine failure on their airplane forces them to spend an entire night on a deserted beach in Brazil, waiting for help to arrive, famous pilot Jean Mermoz tells his life story to his mechanic Alexandre Collenot. Far from the deceptive golden image of an intrepid and flawless pilot, Mermoz tells of a childhood in exile, his time in the military, then a harder life working small jobs before he joined Latécoère as a mechanic.
Untangling truth from fiction, Mermoz also describes some of the episodes that contributed to the legend of this pilot with multiple exploits to his name, including surviving the freezing Syrian Desert and deadly conditions in the Andes.
Aéropostale – Legendary Pilots – Volume 5 – Mermoz Book II, Author: Christophe Bec, Illustrator: Bernard Khattou, Publisher: Soleil Productions, ISBN: 978-2-302-06363-1