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Bloody April... Black September
| Total Clicks: 6777 | Report Broken Link |
by Norman Franks, Russell Guest, Frank Bailey
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Grub Street Publishing; First Edition edition (April 21, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1898697086
ISBN-13: 978-1898697084
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 10.2 inches
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A Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I
| Total Clicks: 6491 | Report Broken Link |
by Ralph Barker
Series: Brief Histories
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Robinson Publishing (May 30, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1841194700
ISBN-13: 978-1841194707
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.3 x 8 inches
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British Air Forces 1914-18 (2)
| Total Clicks: 4726 | Report Broken Link |
By by Andrew Cormack
Series: Men-at-Arms (Book 351)
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (March 25, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1841760021
ISBN-13: 978-1841760025
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.1 x 9.8 inches
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British Air Forces 1914-1918 (1)
| Total Clicks: 5261 | Report Broken Link |
By Andrew Cormack, Peter Cormack
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (July 25, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN: 1841760013
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British Fighter Units: Western Front 1917-1918
| Total Clicks: 4848 | Report Broken Link |
Osprey/Airwar 18
by Alex Revell
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (July 15, 1978)
Language: English
ISBN: 0850452929
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British Single-Seater Fighter Squadrons on the Western Front in World War I
| Total Clicks: 4652 | Report Broken Link |
by Alex Revell
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd (July 2006)
Language: English
ISBN: 0764324209

This is the story of the single-seater fighter operations over the Western Front flown by the fighter pilots of Great Britain and her Commonwealth. Along with their opposite numbers from Germany and her allies, these pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and later, the Royal Air Force, were the world's first fighter pilots. The Great War of 1914-1918 saw the advent of a new type of warfare. For the first time in history the aeroplane was to play an important and vital role in the pursuit of war. The stalemate of trench warfare on the Western Front, where trenches stretched from the coast of Belgium to the borders of Switzerland, saw aeroplane reconnaissance as the only way to observe the activities of the opposing side, a task previously carried out by cavalry. It was imperative that these two-seater observation/reconnaissance aeroplanes were prevented in carrying out their vitally important tasks and destroyed – in effect to deny the enemy his 'eyes'. Fast 'fighter' aeroplanes were used to carry out this task, which led to each side attempting to protect their reconnaissance aeroplanes with fighter aeroplanes of their own. It was the beginning of a new type of warfare – aerial combat.
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Casualties of the German Air Service 1914-20
| Total Clicks: 6021 | Report Broken Link |
As Complete a List Possible Arranged Alphabetically and Chronologically
by Norman Franks, Frank Bailey, Rick Duiven
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Grub Street (October, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN: 1902304330
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Dancing in the Sky
| Total Clicks: 2534 | Report Broken Link |
By C. W. Hunt
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Dundurn (February 2, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1550028642
ISBN-13: 978-1550028645
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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A Few of the First
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The Story of the Royal Flying Corps & the Royal Naval Air Service in the First World War
by Bruce Lewis
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (December, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 0850525098

A Few Of The First is a fascinating collection of thirteen first-hand accounts of flying in the RFC and RNAS during the First World War. A Few Of The First presents the experiences of early aviators, painting a broader picture than just showcasing dogfights on the Western Front as it shows how these survivors of WWI carried out their arduous duties under difficult (and at times horrendous) cricumstances. A Few Of The First is a tribute to thouse young men who, encased in wood, cloth and wire, and propelled by unreliable engings, flew in their "Harry Tates", their Vickers "Gunbuses", and their "Bloody Pralysers", battling time after time against almost impossible odds. Simply stated, no World War I military library can be considered complete without the addition of A Few Of The First.
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Fire in the Sky
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The Australian Flying Corps in the First World War
by Michael Molkentin
Paperback: 404 pages
Publisher: Allen & Unwin (November 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1742370721
ISBN-13: 978-1742370729
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches

The first book in 90 years dedicated to the daring and courage of the airmen and mechanics of the Australian Flying Corpsa tale of a war fought thousands of feet above the trenches.
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