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A Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War One

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A Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War One by Ralph Barker
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This accessible text tells the story of the most star-studded of fighter squadrons, the RFC, and its part in all the major battles of World War I, from Bloody April 1917, when the squadrons suffered enormous casualties, through Third Ypres and Passchendaele to the chaotic retreat from Ludendorff's offensive. Drawing extensively from letters and diaries of the men who took part, Ralph Barker creates a bird's eye view of the battleground from the menacing skies above France and brings fresh off the page the exhiliration of combat, the debility of the "shakes", the grit of observers and gunners, the strain of low-level flying, the bonding of pilot and ground mechanic, and the awareness of tragedy as brave men gave their lives.

Author Biography

Ralph Barker joined the RAF in 1940 after a career as a journalist. He is a well known military aviation historian and author of numerous books and articles.
Release date NZ
May 30th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Robinson Publishing
Pages
560
Dimensions
127x203x32
ISBN-13
9781841194707
Product ID
2063753

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