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Aces and Aircraft of World War I
| Total Clicks: 3701 | Report Broken Link |
by Christopher Campbell
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Blandford Press (1981)
Language: English
ISBN: 0713709545
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Aeroplanes and Flyers of the First World War
| Total Clicks: 1009 | Report Broken Link |
Joseph A. Phelan (Author)
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (1973)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0448024306
ISBN-13: 978-0448024301
Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.2 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
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The Air Defence of Britain, 1914-18
| Total Clicks: 3343 | Report Broken Link |
(Putnam Aeronautical)
by Christopher Cole, E. F. Cheesman
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Hungry Minds, Inc; (April 1998)
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Air War Flanders - 1918
| Total Clicks: 3956 | Report Broken Link |
by Robert Jackson
Hardcover
Publisher: Airlife Publishing Ltd (October, 1998)
ISBN: 1840370041
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Air War over Great Britain, 1914-1918
| Total Clicks: 3086 | Report Broken Link |
(Vintage Warbirds, No 7)
by Raymond L. Rimell
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Arms & Armour; (September 1987)
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The Airman's War, 1914-1918
| Total Clicks: 3456 | Report Broken Link |
by Peter Liddle
Hardcover
Publisher: Blandford Press; (May 1987)
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Allied Aviation of World War I
| Total Clicks: 3461 | Report Broken Link |
A Pictorial History of Allied Aviators and Aircraft of the Great War (Osprey Aviation Pioneers 5)
by Hugh W. Cowin
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (November 25, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1841762261
ISBN-13: 978-1841762265
Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.9ounces

In this companion volume to German and Austrian Aviation of World War 1, Hugh Cowin unearths some real gems from his photographic collection, and at the same time he details every aircraft type that saw action in WWI. As a reference title it is second to none; as a remarkable story of courage and technical innovation it makes a riveting narrative. British fighter ace Captain Albert Ball and the US's pilot/designer Chance M. Vought stand alongside lesser-known but equally fascinating characters such as the Russian Navy aviator Major Alexander de Seversky. By turns anecdotal and authoritative, Cowin provides a truly comprehensive account of the Allied aviation of World War 1.
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Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War I
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British Naval Aviation and the Defeat of the U-Boats
by John Abbatiello
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 13, 2006)
Language: English ISBN-10: 0415763835
ISBN-13: 978-0415763837
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches

This study investigates the employment of British aircraft against German submarines during the final years of the First World War-an issue that appears only marginally in other studies because it does not clearly fall into either naval or air power history. A single, focused study is needed to measure the effectiveness of the effort, place the campaign within the greater context of the naval and air wars, and assess the veracity of the secondary literature. This book also places the air anti-submarine campaign in the wider history of the First World War.
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Aviators in Early Hollywood
| Total Clicks: 1265 | Report Broken Link |
by Shawna Kelly
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (September 22, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0738559024
ISBN-13: 978-0738559025
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Hollywood's leading aviators were heroic knights of the sky on the screen as well as in real life. These leading aviators performed aerial stunt sequences and acted, plus some wrote and directed motion pictures. Directing giant Cecil B. DeMille was so enthralled with aviation that he owned three airfields. Charlie Chaplin's family airfield also doubled as a motion-picture set. Thomas H. Ince, the famous producer who invented the studio system, owned Ince Airfield, which became the hub of Hollywood aviation. Eternal legends Rudolph Valentino, Oliver Hardy, Harry Houdini, and Mary Pickford performed in aerials. Many aviators gave their lives making motion pictures; three fatalities were incurred for Howard Hughes' great air epic, Hell's Angels. Hughes himself broke records within aircraft and film production. Aviators brought their screen work to life between films through barnstorming. The roaring in 1920s Hollywood was often aviators soaring beyond limits.
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The Baby Killers
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German Air Raids on Britain in the First World War
by Thomas Fegan
Hardcover: 224 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 9.70 x 6.08
Publisher: Pen & Sword; (November 2002)

The First World War airship and airplane raids by Germany on Britain constituted the first strategic bombing campaign in history. It was a novel and unwelcome means of waging war that provoked panic and resentment, and dispelled Britain's island sense of security. The raiders, demonized as 'baby killers' for causing indiscriminate civilian casualties, may not have crushed British morale, but they disrupted war production and succeeded in diverting personnel, arms and airplanes from where they were needed most at the Front. Most important, the raids changed the face of warfare for ever by bringing the whole nation into the front line. The book features previously unpublished photographs and is divided into a history of the raids as they occurred, and a gazetteer with detailed information about many of the placed that were bombed. Attention is drawn to the physical scars made by the raids that may still be seen today, and to the memorials erected to the victims.
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