AIR FORCES BLUNDERS
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|Book cover finish||Perfect paperback|
|Number of pages||192|
|Size||19 x 25 x 1.2 cm|
|Editor||Carlton Books Ltd|
Aerial warfare has removed the walls and moats with which mankind once protected itself from armies and navies, and has thus become the most destructive of ail " killing fields ", threatening civilians and armed forces alike.
Aviation blunders are therefore mainly serious in their implications, but Geoffrey Regan reveals eccentricity and incompetence alike in fearless fashion in Air force Blunders, from Puggy Shone, the British Second World War pilot who delighted in dropping oranges and bogus bombs on German soldiers relaxing on a beach in Belgium, to the officer in charge of the state-of-the-art radar at Pearl Harbor who missed the significance of the blips on the screen which were the approaching Japanese planes, and uttered the immortal words, " Well, don't worry about it ".
In a world where no one is out of reach of aerial bombardment, it is as well to remember that aviation blunders can and do still ! Occur today.
Geoffrey Regan is the author of 27 historical and educational books, including Military Blunders, More Military Blunders, Naval Blunders, Military Anecdotes and Royal Blunders.
( source : Carlton Books Ltd )