The Birth Of The Royal Air Force

Author: Ian Philpott
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473831709
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The Birth Of The Royal Air Force from the Author: Ian Philpott. Ian Philpott presents us here with a compendium of facts, operational histories and photo illustrations, combined to create a comprehensive account of the early years of the Royal Air Force. Illustrated throughout, it features details of all military operations from 1914 to 1918 which impacted upon the organisation. Also included are operational details of the Independent Bomber Force throughout 1918, a supplementary historical strand that is sure to appeal to Aviation enthusiasts with a taste for features of niche focus. Details of the airfields, landing grounds, seaplane bases and various other landmarks of this era are given, and readers are encouraged to use the work as a reference book, being as it is a weighty tome of encyclopedic scope. ??Sure to make a welcome addition to any aviation enthusiasts library, this well-researched piece of work has been a long time in the making. Philpott brings his typical flare to the project, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to this dynamic, defining period of Royal Air Force history.??As featured in the East Kent Mercury and Essence Magazine.

The Royal Air Force And Two World Wars

Author: Sir Maurice Dean
ISBN: 9780304300426
Size: 45.67 MB
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The Royal Air Force And Two World Wars from the Author: Sir Maurice Dean. Beskriver RAF's historie, organisation og luftoperationer gennem de to verdenskrige.

Changing War

Author: Gary Sheffield
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144110125X
Size: 19.64 MB
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Changing War from the Author: Gary Sheffield. In 1918, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) played a critical role in defeating the German army and thus winning the First World War. This 'Hundred Days' campaign (August to November 1918) was the greatest series of land victories in British military history. 1918 also saw the creation of the Royal Air Force, the world's first independent air service, from the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. Until recently, British histories of the First World War have tended to concentrate on the earlier battles of 1916 and 1917 and often underplayed this vitally important period. Changing War fills this significant gap in our knowledge by providing in-depth examinations of key aspects of the operations of the British Army, the Royal Air Force and its antecedents in the climactic year of the First World War. Written by a group of established historians and emerging scholars it sheds light not only on 1918, but on the revolutionary changes in warfare that took place at that time.

Strategy Intelligence

Author: Michael Dockrill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826430465
Size: 28.56 MB
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Strategy Intelligence from the Author: Michael Dockrill. This collection of essays discusses various aspects of the First World War and aims to summarize the latest literature on Britain's participation in that war and also to open up new lines of investigation. These include the role of intelligence in land and air battles; Anglo-American financial relations; Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Irish relations; the British Labour movement in the war; and the final campaigns of 1918, which led to the Allied victory. These essays are written not only for the specialist but also to be accessible to students and to the general reader.

Aerial Life

Author: Peter Adey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391343
Size: 77.89 MB
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Aerial Life from the Author: Peter Adey. NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society Presents an original theory that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and shows how we are both enabled and threatened by aerial mobility Features a series of detailed international case studies which map the history of aviation over the past century - from the promises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and to the rise of international terrorism today Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport to shape societies, bodies and individual identities Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas about how the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are considered in the modern era

Fiat Justitia

Author: Stephen R. Davies
ISBN: 9781861063786
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Fiat Justitia from the Author: Stephen R. Davies. 'Fiat Justitia' freely translated means 'Let justice be done'. The RAF Police is the only RAF trade to receive the honour of having its own badge approved by the monarch, as pointed out in the Foreword by Air Commodore J. L. Uprichard CBE RAF. The author of this chronicle provides his readers, whether they be in active service or merely share an interest in modern military matters, with a carefully researched, yet entertaining and enjoyable history of the RAF Police from its birth in 1918 up to the present day. It describes the struggle which took place beween the two World Wars to retain the RAF as a viable entity and the expansion and exploits of its police force during and after the Second World War. The shrinking British Empire and the thawing of the Cold War all had their effect on the RAF Police as did the defence cuts which followed the Gulf War with Iraq. This account of the RAF Police is also a history of Great Britain during these past tumultuous decades and anyone interested in our political changes will find this book most rewarding and enlightening.

Rolling Thunder

Author: Ivan Rendall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684857804
Size: 56.29 MB
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Rolling Thunder from the Author: Ivan Rendall. Chronicles the evolution of modern aerial warfare, from World War II, through the Cold War, to the Middle East Gulf crisis, and decribes the development of the quintessential fighter pilot

The Leadership Direction And Legitimacy Of The Raf Bomber Offensive From Inception To 1945

Author: Peter Gray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144112313X
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The Leadership Direction And Legitimacy Of The Raf Bomber Offensive From Inception To 1945 from the Author: Peter Gray. This book offers a fresh approach to the debate on the RAF's bomber offensive by using modern strategic leadership theory as an analytical tool to examine the campaign. In particular, it looks at the legality and legitimacy of the offensive and explores the key interfaces between the military leaders, the politicians and allies. It also looks at the major controversies in the aims and objectives of the campaign and the personalities involved. Modern literature from the leadership field is used to consider the challenges facing those charged with the formulation and execution of the offensive. Aspects of the senior leadership disputes are also dealt with in the context of the leadership literature and in the wider context of the strategic challenges then facing Churchill, Sinclair and Portal. A multi-disciplinary bent to the book enables the reader to move beyond the narrow confines of military considerations to the thorough investigation of the legality, legitimacy and morality of the offensive.

Aces Warriors And Wingmen

Author: Wayne Ralph
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047015814X
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Aces Warriors And Wingmen from the Author: Wayne Ralph. A celebration and a tribute to the warriors of the air who as young men served their country with unselfish devotion. Hear their words. Join these young Canadians in combat. AN EXCERPT FROM THE ACCOUNT OF GROUP CAPTAIN RAYNE SCHULTZ, 410 SQUADRON. It was heading home very fast, a Junkers 188, in thin cloud, well out over the North Sea. We hit it badly, and it was flaming, two-three hundred yards [of] flames streaming behind... my navigator, being a serious-minded individual said, "Let's get in closer and take a good look at it, as it is a different type of aircraft and I can report on it when we get down." So I closed in, which was the stupidest thing I ever did.... The mid-upper gunner was not dead; he was sitting inside of the flames. The next thing I saw the gun traversing down toward us. I broke as fast as I could, but he put forty to forty-four 13mm cannon shells into us. I had pistons blown out of one engine and the constant speed unit blown out in the other. We were going to bail out! We jettisoned the door and the navigator was halfway out when the chap came back from the Ground Control Intercept (GCI) and said, "There is a Force 9 to 10 sea and we will never be able [to rescue] you." So we brought that aircraft back to Bradwell Bay and I can tell you it near flew again. My navigator was wounded, bleeding from the face. I could see the engines running red hot, one was actually running on molten metal... the whole thing glowing inside. The air bottles were shot away and I had no brakes for landing. The Mosquito was in ribbons.