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Britain's Airlines Vol 1: 1946-1951

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Britain's Airlines Vol 1: 1946-1951 by Guy Halford-Macleod
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Aquila Airways, British South American Airways, Silver City and a host of other airlines tend to be forgotten in the telling of British aviation history as everyone remembers the big names: British Airways, BEA, and BOAC. This informative book, the first of three illustrated volumes, redresses the balance in telling the stories of the independents. Covering a brief but eventful timescale, this book looks at developments before and during the Second World War, nationalisation and port-war aviation policy, business opportunities and manufacturing policy, up to the Berlin Airlift and its aftermath. The first truly low-cost airlines, the independents have left an indelible mark on aviation history, fashioning the template of low costs, targeted marketing, differential prices and cheap fares. Guy Halford-MacLeod worked for a number of independent airlines between 1971 and 1995. He has been researching their history whilst working as a volunteer at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
The History Press Ltd
Pages
256
Dimensions
172x248x10
ISBN-13
9780752436968
Product ID
2252956

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