Published by Editions Paquet, “L’Oiseau Blanc” (The White Bird) revisits the causes of the disappearance of French pilots Charles Nungesser and François Coli while they were attempting the first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic on a biplane.
While the conditions under which the plane crashed are still a complete mystery, this graphic novel brings new answers and new testimonials concerning the circumstances which may have led the two famous First World War pilots to probably crash in Maine or Newfoundland, off the Atlantic coast of North America.
In the middle of the Prohibition era, the boundary waters with the United States were the setting for many confrontations between smugglers and the American Coast Guard… is it possible the pilots were shot down? Could they have been the victims of an error?
Thirteen days later, the American pilot Charles Lindbergh succeeded in crossing the Atlantic, and had a considerable impact on the whole of the American aeronautics industry. When he landed, he hailed the achievement of the two disappeared French explorers.
“L’Oiseau Blanc”, Pascal Bresson, Erwin Drèze, André Taymans, 48 pages, Editions Paquet, ISBN: 9782888907794