Terry Finnegan examines the impact of aerial photography on the air forces of Britain, France and the US above the Western Front in this pioneering new work. His comprehensive history gives an authoritative account of aerial reconnaissance and the interpretation of photographs as they evolved into the most important sources of intelligence along the entire Western Front during the First World War. This magnificent book includes a wealth of images, many never before published, which help the reader to relive the dangerous but exhilarating experience of aerial observation during the First World War.
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Described by Walter J. Boyne (Former Director of the National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC) as, 'a benchmark in World War I aviation historyA...no-one with a serious interest in the subject should be without it'. The most comprehensive account of aerial reconnaissance in the First World War. Covers the air arms of Britain, France and the USA. Illustrated with over 300 photos, maps and diagrams. First published to critical acclaim in the USA in 2007 and now available to the British audience for the first time.
Colonel Terrence J. Finnegan USAF Reserve (Retd) has pursued parallel careers in the USAF and the Department of Defense centering on intelligence and policy matters. He is now a defence contractor supporting the US National Guard. Terry lives in California.