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PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE RAF. - Volume 1- 1918-1939

by Taylor, John W.R.,

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London, 1970 , Ian Allan. third & later UK impression, , hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, glossy page stock, over 300 photos. VG/VG condition ( light dj wear & price clipped ). -------------------------------------------------There have been many histories of the Royal Air Force, but never one like this. The evolution and achievements of Britain's air forces are put into new perspective against a background of the changing world of our twentieth century. Not only do we learn why—as well as how—the RAF and its predecessors gained victory in the great air battles of two World Wars and countless smaller wars; we see how they blazed a trail across oceans and deserts for the airlines to follow, played a major part in creating America's great modern aviation industry, kept the peace for two desperately dangerous decades after World War II and, simultaneously, learned how to use new kinds of aircraft to bring new life to hundreds of men, women and children who would otherwise have died through sickness, shipwreck or starvation. .........................................Published to mark the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, on 1st April 1918, this superbly-illustrated vol. 1 of a three-volume work, of which this is the first, forms a unique, scrupulously accurate and highly readable tribute to the Service without which none of us might have been alive to read it.


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