1914-18: the first air war, fought by true pioneers not only of aerial combat but of flight itself. British pilots, observers and gunners played a vital part in the Allied war effort around the globe, from the desolation of the Western Front and the mountains of Italy to the deserts of Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the freezing Russian steppes. But with aviation still in its infancy, many of the machines and techniques, and much of the equipment employed, were shockingly basic, and sometimes posed more of a threat to the crews than did enemy action. This fully illustrated book looks at the daily life and experiences of the remarkable young men who for the first time in history took to the skies in defence of Great Britain.
About the Author
David Hadaway is an aviation enthusiast whose father fought in the Royal Flying Corps, and has had several related articles published. Stuart Hadaway is Senior Researcher to the RAF's official historians at the Air Historical Branch (RAF). He previously wrote The British Airman of the Second World War for Shire. Stuart Hadaway is Senior Researcher to the RAF's official historians at the Air Historical Branch (RAF). His previous publications include Missing Believed Killed: RAF Casualty Policy and the Search for Missing Aircrew, 1939-52 and over sixty articles for various magazines.
"The brief but detailed work will be great for reports (the quality indexes help in this regard); a comprehensive introduction and four to eight chapters per title comprise a useful overview of each topic, and those who want to explore further will appreciate the further-reading and places-to-visit lists. Attractive, informative, and approachable." --Henrietta Verma, "Library Journal"
Series: Shire Library
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 5th February 2014
Publisher: SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.14