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A Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I

This accessible text covers the all of the major First World War battles, from Bloody April 1917, when the squadrons suffered enormous casualties, through Third Ypres and Passchendaele to the chaotic retreat from Ludendorff's offensive.
Drawing extensively from letters and diaries of the men who took part, Ralph Barker creates a bird's eye view of the battleground from the menacing skies above France and brings fresh off the page the exhiliration of combat, the debility of the "shakes", the grit of observers and gunners, the strain of low-level flying, the bonding of pilot and ground mechanic, and the awareness of tragedy as brave men gave their lives.

Auteur:Ralph Barker
Uitvoering:560 blz, 20.5 x 13.5 x 3.6 cm, softcover
Illustraties:z/w illustraties
Uitgever:Constable and Robinson (GB, 2002)
EAN:9781841194707
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A Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I

Taal: Engels

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Britain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War

Those with any interest in the First World War will have have heard of the planes most associated with that conflict - the legendary Sopwith Camel and Royal Aircraft Factory's S.E.5a, which are often called the 'Spitfire' and 'Hurricane' of the Great War. Aviation enthusiasts might even know of the Camel's predecessors, the Sopwith Pup or the Triplane. But what of the many other planes that saw active service in the war?

This is the story of those armed aeroplanes whose names few people can recall, the 'Forgotten Fighters' of the First World War, including the pusher 'gunbuses' of the early war years, the strange 'pulpit' design of the B.E.9, the desperate conversions of reconnaissance machines that were never intended to be armed, and those which were thought too tricky for the average pilot to handle. It is also the story of the brave men who flew these machines, fighting, and too often dying, for a cause they believed in.

Some of these aeroplanes only served in small numbers and others in areas away from the main battle on the Western Front, but all made a vital contribution to the winning of the war. And these lost but iconic fighter aircraft, and the brave young men who flew them, deserve to be remembered just as much as the more famous aces in their legendary machines. This is their story.

Auteur:Paul R. Hare
Uitvoering:224 blz, 24 x 16 x 1.8 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:130 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Fonthill Media (GB, 2014)
EAN:9781781551974
Boek: Britain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War

Britain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War

Taal: Engels

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The Zeppelin Base Raids - Germany 1914 (Osprey)

In the summer of 1914, as Europe teetered on the brink of war, the spectre of immediate Zeppelin raids on London and other major British towns and cities loomed large. When Winston Churchill accepted responsibility for the defence of London, he realised that Zeppelins were most vulnerable when on the ground. Despite limited resources, he believed that attack was the best form of defence.
In the final four months of 1914, the RNAS launched four separate air attacks on Zeppelin bases in Germany: Düsseldorf/Cologne twice, Friedrichshafen and Cuxhaven. Author Ian Castle presents the full story of Britain's first strategic bombing campaign and the results it achieved.

Contents: Introduction - Origins and Initial Strategy - Planning the Düsseldork and Cologne Raids - The Düsseldork and Cologne Raids - Planning the Friedrichshafen Raid - The Friedrichshafen Raid - Planning the Cuxhaven Raid - The Cuxhaven Raid - Analysis - Conclusion.

Auteur:Ian Castle
Uitvoering:80 blz, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2011)
Serie:Raid (18)
EAN:9781849082433
Boek: The Zeppelin Base Raids - Germany 1914 (Osprey)

The Zeppelin Base Raids - Germany 1914

Taal: Engels

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