Flight to Mons by Alexander Fullerton
When young Charlie Holt is chosen to take a newly built airship over to France in order to bring out a young girl and her mother, the motive for the challenge is military intelligence - the girl, Hilde, has been befriended by a German officer, who one night, tired and emotional, revealed the Germans' forthcoming military plans. Her information could save the war and one million lives. It is agreed that in return for her intelligence she and her invalid mother will be taken to safety. With a marine and air mechanic as accomplices, Holt sets out on his mission, but it all goes wrong when Holt confuses his directions. Out of a sense of honour and some guilt, he will have to complete the mission - alone. Flight to Mons is a gripping First World War adventure of compelling authenticity.