Beginning with the development of balloons, dirigibles and armed aircraft, the author portrays the uses of aircraft in World War I, on the Western Front and in the Middle East. Faith in Zeppelins was shattered by accidents and led to the improvement of bi-planes and heavy bombers in the 1920s and 1930s and to increasingly professional training. The work of the RAF in World War II, including photographic reconnaissance, air-sea rescue and transport of vital supplies as well as fighting and bombing, is recorded in a range of photographs, drawings, paintings and emphera. Post-war, the reader witnesses the RAF's role in NATO, the development of more sophisticated aircraft and training and its contribution to victory in the Falklands. A final discussion of the RAF in the 1990s brings the book up to date.
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Book Description Sep 06, 1990. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Acceptable, Binding is Loose, Ex-Library, All Books are dispatched the same working from the UK if ordered before 1pm GMT, Securely & carefully packed, Great customer service, Bookseller Inventory # U46G-6097
Book Description Sep 06, 1990. Book Condition: Used: Good. large book, Ex-Library, All Books are dispatched the same working from the UK if ordered before 1pm GMT, Securely & carefully packed, Great customer service, Bookseller Inventory # V50-1008
Book Description Hutchinson, London, United Kingdom, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 320 pages, prof ill colour and b/w photos, index. A very large book (postage will be a bit extra) that covers the History and development of the RAF and its aircraft up to 1990. This book was published at the time to Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. In good condition with some edgewear to both cloth and jacket, please enquire regarding postage. Bookseller Inventory # 304733