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CANADIAN AIRMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR.  THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.  VOLUME I. (1 - ONE), Wise, S.F.

Author Name    Wise, S.F.

Title   CANADIAN AIRMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR. THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. VOLUME I. (1 - ONE)

Publisher    University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1980.

Seller ID   22915

771 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. ISBN 0802023797 Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps (some fold-out). "....provides the definitive story of Canadian airmen in World War I and, moreover, a revisi onist account of the war in the air. Organized topically, this volume begins with an overview of military aviation in Canada prior to 1914, as successful aircraft experiments like Baldwin's and McCurdy's 'Silver Dart' are set against Defenc e M i n i s t er Sam Hughes' rejection of any government air policy. Financial timidity and political uncertainty subsequently decreed that the 20,000 Canadians who trained for, or fought in, history's first air war would have no air force of thei r o wn b ut w ou ld fly in the British flying services. The sections which follow show that Canadians excelled in every aspect of the air war. Indeed, athough the First World War never saw an exclusively Canadian squadron in action and no Canad ia n ros e t o a co mma nd above Group level, Professor Wise has been able to write a full account of the war in the air from the Canadian perspective. Recruitment and training, the maritime air war, the strategic bombing of Germany and the defenc e o f Grea t Br itai n, a s we ll as action on the Western Front, in Italy, and in Macedonia, are all covered in depth. Each section reveals the complexity of air operations, as tactics, strategy, and aircraft evolved with astonishing speed. The e xplo it s of remar kable figh ter a ces such as Billy Bishop, Raymond Collishaw, D.R. MacLaren and W.G. Barker, and of bomber leaders like R.H. Mulock, are set in the context of the air war and the many thousands of Canadians who served with them. In his conc lusion Wise traces the d evel opment of Canadian government air policy to the year 1920, during which time the first Canadian air force was born and quickly died. In analysing this major step in Canada's entry into the air age he l ays t he f oundat ion for postw ar civi l expan sion and the formation of the RCAF. Illustrated with specially prepared colour and sketch maps and over 200 photographs, many of them published here for the first time, this book should prove invalua ble to the militar y histor ian and of wide appeal to th e aviation enthusiast and general reader alike." A heavy volume which may require extra postage. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear to boards, small bump at botto m corne r of both boa rds. Dus t jacket has ligh t edge w rinkli ng, light fading to spine color, one small closed tear with crease, light rubbing, light browning at top edge of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good-

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