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Airfields & Airmen: Arras
| Total Clicks: 1056 | Report Broken Link |
by Mike O'Connor
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (September 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1844151255
ISBN-13: 978-1844151257
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches

The latest volume in the Airfields and Airmen series covers the Arras area. It includes a visit to the grave of Albert Ball VC and the graves of Waterfall and Bayly, the first British fliers killed in action. There is a visit to the aerodrome from which Alan McLeod took off from to earn his VC and to the grave of Viscount Glentworth, killed while flying with 32 Squadron. The German side is well covered with visits to their cemeteries and aerodromes.

This well researched book relives the deadly thrills of war in the air over the battlefields of the Western Front.
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Airfields & Airmen: Cambrai
| Total Clicks: 1546 | Report Broken Link |
by Mike O'Connor
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (September 2003)
Language: English ISBN-10: 0850529581
ISBN-13: 978-0850529586
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches

Airfields and Airmen:Cambrai covers the earliest days of the RFC with the retreat from Mons. We visit the graves of Fokker Eindecker aces and the airfields where the first Jastas were formed. Also covered are airfields from which Allied aces such as Beauchamp and Proctor VC flew, and there is a visit to the American cemetery at Bony that contains a number of aviators.
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Airfields & Airmen: Somme
| Total Clicks: 1004 | Report Broken Link |
by Mike O'Connor
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (April 2002)
Language: English ISBN-10: 085052864X
ISBN-13: 978-0850528640
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches

Following on the success of Airfields and Airmen of Ypres, the author turns his attention to the most legendary sector of the British effort in World War I, the Somme. From 1916 to 1918 the British and German armies were locked in a deadly struggle here, while the Royal Flying Corps and the Imperial German Air Service flew overhead. Initially acting as scouts and artillery spotters, the ever more sophisticated aircraft became instruments of war themselves, engaging in deadly conflict far above the deadlocked armies below.

This new volume uses the Battleground Europe format of maps and then-and-now illustrations to cover all the airfields, crash sites and areas associated with the units, battles and individual aces of the aerial conflict of World War I. Coverage also includes French actions, and a few American units that served in the region near the end of the war.
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Airfields & Airmen: Ypres
| Total Clicks: 1201 | Report Broken Link |
by Mike O'Connor
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (March 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0850527538
ISBN-13: 978-0850527537
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches

The Battleground Europe series has helped create a new audience for the story of the desperate battles of World War I, But up to now the series has largely been concerned with the ground war. Popular demand has inspired the editors to create a new series of guides to the air war 1914-1918. The first volume is devoted to the Ypres Salient, the northernmost sector of the Western Front. Here the Royal Flying Corps battled the German Imperial Air Service for supremacy over the battlefield, while the Royal Naval Air Service attempted to intercept Germany's Zeppelins and early long-range bombers before they could reach the skies over London.

The airfields, battle and crash sites, and monuments associated with the air war in the Ypres sector are covered with all the then-and now detail expected by battleground Europe readers. The dramatic text is backed up with numerous maps, photographs and an extensive bibliography.
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An Airman's Wife
| Total Clicks: 1493 | Report Broken Link |
A True Story of Lovers Seperated by War (Hardcover)
by Aimée McHardy
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Grub Street (July 19, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN: 1904010962
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Airmen Died in the Great War, 1914-18
| Total Clicks: 924 | Report Broken Link |
by Chris Hobson (Editor)
Hardcover: 460 pages
Publisher: Savannah Publications (August 1, 1995)
ISBN-10: 187150581X
ISBN-13: 978-1871505818
Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.2 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
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Airmen of World War I
| Total Clicks: 1719 | Report Broken Link |
Men of the British and Empire Air Forces in Old Photographs
by Chaz Bowyer
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Hippocrene Books; (November 1982)
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Airmen Who Died in the Great War
| Total Clicks: 1831 | Report Broken Link |
by Chris Hobson
Hardcover 460 pages
Publisher: Savannah Publications (August 1, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN: 187150581X
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Albatros Aces of World War 1 - Part 2
| Total Clicks: 1222 | Report Broken Link |
by Greg Vanwyngarden (Author), Harry Dempsey (Illustrator)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (June 19, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1846031796
ISBN-13: 978-1846031793
Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.2 x 0.3 inches

Nearly every German ace who flew before the summer of 1918 scored victories in Albatros fighters, whose introduction coincided with the development of the famous and highly successful Jagdstaffeln, the first true German fighter formations, which became a critical German air tactic and helped to wrest back air superiority from the Allies. After wreaking havoc in the skies over Arras the Albatros was eventually outclassed by succeeding generations of Allied aircraft, but still remained the most numerous and ubiquitous of all German fighters in World War I, with Albatros biplanes contributing almost two-thirds of the German fighters at the front during the Spring Offensive of 1918.

This book, with its 32 color profiles, charts the unique markings and design of one of the most menacingly beautiful fighters of the war. Featuring famous and unsung aces, a multitude of first-hand accounts and original photographs, this book offers a fresh view into the experiences of the German pilots who endured a very different kind of war from the troops on the ground. While the soldiers confronted the dangers of No-Man's Land and faceless slaughter, the pilots endured deadly games of cat and mouse in the skies above the trenches.
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Albatros Aces of World War I
| Total Clicks: 2228 | Report Broken Link |
(Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 32)
by Norman Franks
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Motorbooks International (April, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN: 1855329603

The Albatros family of fighters were amongst the most effective aircraft employed by the Idlfieg (Imperial German Air Service) for much of World War 1, with the D.III and D.Va being flown by most of the 363 pilots who qualified as aces at some point in their often brief careers. The Albatros was the scourge of the RFC on the Western Front in 1916-17, with pilots of the calibre of von Richthofen, Boelke and Schleich cutting swathes through their opponents. Well over 4000 Albatros scouts were built between 1916 and 1918, and they were also extensively used by the Austro-Hungarians against Russian, Italian and British aircraft until war's end.
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