By: Bickers, Richard Townshend.

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277 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of air operations during the First World War, 1914-1918, mainly on the Western Front. It was only eleven years after the Wright Brothers' first flight that the Royal Flying Corps set off for France and every aspect of air-fighting had to be discovered for the first time. Richard Townshend Bickers gives a fresh and challenging view of the men involved, their aircraft and the conditions of war. The pilots and observers of all the combatant nations tended to be young courageous individuals, filled with a love of flying and of adventure. Their aircraft were fragile and unreliable and casualties were appallingly heavy. It was a period of great technical advances when aerial warfare and tactical teamwork were transformed. (The author gives an account of) Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson's leading role in the formation and development of the Royal Flying Corps (and while not neglecting the 'aces', he) also gives due recognition to the less famous pilots, to the usually overlooked air observers and gunners who flew in two-seater fighters, and to the crews who carried out the less glamorous but equally important reconnaissance and bombing sorties." Very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine, very minor rubbing.


Author Name: Bickers, Richard Townshend.

Categories: Military - First World War, Military - Aviation,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1988

ISBN Number: 0340263792

ISBN Number 13: 9780340263792

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 18358

Keywords: First World War, I, Great, Aerial combat, Air operations, Western Front, Somme, Aircraft, Sopwith, Vickers, Albatros, Fokker, Albert Ball, Billy Bishop, Boelcke, Collishaw, Douglas, Escadrilles, Immelmann, Henderson, Mannock, McCudden, Richthofen, Rickenbacker, Royal navy air Service, Somme Offensive, H.M. Trenchard, Verdun, Ypres, Zeppelin.,