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 CLB, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Bookseller Inventory # BBI124456
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004817604
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007804434
Book Description Hutchinson 06/09/1990, Farnborough, Hants, United Kingdom, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. Slight shelf wear and marking on jacket. Content in very good condition. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 007950-2
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. WE SPECIALIZE IN AVIATION BOOKS. 320 pages, superbly illustrated throughout. A glorious production in every way, this is the Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary Commemorative edition; the excellent text provides a full history, from the early days of the balloons right through to the contemporary RAF, and is supported by over 600 photographs, some colour, many previously unpublished. Fine throughout ini blue cloth, gold-embossed on spine, all in a Near-Fine dust-jacket. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 3655
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