Aces In Exile

Aces in Exile – Lyrics

Music by: Brodén / Text by: Brodén / Sundström

Lyrics:

In the skies above the isle
Aces In Exile prevail!

From near and far they arrived join the force
Ready to serve the Allied command
Sent in the training, though they already earned their wings
They were ready to fly they were fit for the fight
Once in the air the battle began
They had proven their worth now they fight for revenge

Fighter pilots in exile fly for foreign land
Let the story be heard tell of 303
Fighter pilots of Poland in the battle of Britain
Guarding the skies of the isle

Even at night shadows cover the ground
Fighting goes on from dusk till dawn
We fall on the Reich with the claws of the eagle!
They were Ready to fight, they were ready to die
Up in the air, the battle goes on
They had proven their worth now they have their revenge

Fighter pilots in exile fly for foreign land
Tell the story again to the 310
Men of Czechoslovakia in the battle of Britain
Guarding the skies of the isle

Over the battlefield brave man long way from home
You are the chosen ones sent to the sky to die
Over the battlefield brave man long way from home
You are the chosen ones sent to the sky to die

Oh fly – it echoes in history
Turning the tides in the heavens above

Fighter pilots in exile fly for foreign land
When the battle’s been won trouble 401
Fighter pilots of Canada in the battle of Britain
Guarding the skies of the isle

On wings of history they turn from home
To live eternally sky bound they roam
In all of history, never before
Was more owed to so few

Fighter pilot in exile!

Historic fact:

Non-British personnel was included in the Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm before the beginning of World War Two and many of them served in the Battle of Britain in 1940. Many were volunteers from the British Empire and refugees and exiles from German-occupied Europe.

Pilots from Poland, New Zealand, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Australia, South Africa, France, Ireland, United States of America, Southern Rhodesia, Jamaica, Barbados, Newfoundland and Northern Rhodesia fought alongside British Pilots to defend Britain against the Luftwaffe in the end of June 1940. It is described as the first major campaign fought entirely by air forces.

(Text credits: Gregory Sandoz)

Album Info:

Coat Of Arms

Drums recorded at Abyss Studios by: Peter Tägtgren
The rest is recorded at The Eagle´s Nest by: Sabaton
Mixed at Boomtown by: Fredrik Nordström & Andrew Hayball
Mastered by Erik at Masters of Audio
Released upon Nuclear Blast
Artwork by Jobert Mello, Sledgehammer Graphics

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