This is a superb book - which contains a couple of maps, many photograph and some drawings as well - about R.N.A.S. airships used during the First World War.
||27 x 20 x 3 cm
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||Jaquette légèrement abîmée
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||Wrens Park Publishing
Affectionately named ’ Battlebags ’ by their crews and ’ Pigs ’ by the local civilian inhabitants. Royal naval Air Service airships were a familiar sight around Britain's shores during the First World War. At least 226 airships of all types were built and operated by the Royal Navy during the war in a bid to beat the deadly German U - boat menace.
Battlebags is the first book to record and describe in detail every single airship built or used by Great Britain during the First World War. The background to each class is given together with details on individual airships, including where they were built and stationed, their known crews, plus technical information and particulars of notable flights and total hours flown.
The author also describes the development of the airship in the years leading up to the First World War and the part it was destined to play in the years that followed. Battlebags has taken the author more than thirty years to research and is destined to become the definitive work on the subject.
Ces Mowthorpe is a leading authority on British airships and an active member of Cross and Cockade, the society of First World War aviation historians. He has also published another book over airships : Sky Sailers : The story of the world's airshipmen ( 1999 ).
( sources : Battlebags : British Airships of the First World War, amazon )