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

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

Condition - Very Good
$16.99
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Summary

This enthralling book tells the story of the most star-studded of fighter squadrons, the RFC, and its part in all the major battles of the First World War.

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

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

This accessible text covers the all of the major First World War battles, 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.

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

'Ralph Barker has written a masterly anecdotal history of the flying war over France, and the courageous 'bird-men', who gave such dedicated support to the regiments deadlocked in the trenches beneath them' - Daily Telegraph

About Ralph Barker

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.

Additional information

GOR001847875
9781841194707
1841194700
A Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War One by Ralph Barker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2002-05-30
560
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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