German Air Forces, 1914 - 18
Prix régulier 30,00 € TTC 6%
|Book cover finish||Offset varnish, Perfect paperback|
|Special features||First edition, Numbered copy ( No. 135 ), Dedicated copy, Original edition ( O.E. or Or.E )|
|Number of pages||64|
|Collection / Series||Elite|
|Size||19 x 25 x 0.5 cm|
|Authors||Ian Sumner and Graham Sumner|
|Editor||Osprey Publishing Ltd|
The Imperial German Army Air Service of the First World War grew from just 500 men in 1914 to 80,000 in 1918, inventing in the process a wholly new form of warfare. The exploits of the first fighter " Aces " have been widely celebrated, and have tended to overshadow the other, equally important branches of the air forces - the reconnaissance and ground attack units, the airships and strategic bombers. This concise but detailed guide to both the Army and Naval Air Services - their command, organisation, strength, training, support services and operations - offers a more balanced picture, while giving the heroes of the Jagdstaffeln their full due. Their uniforms and flying clothing are illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous colour plates.
Ian Sumner ( 1953 ) was born in Eccles ( Greater Manchester, England ). He originally trained as a librarian in Newcastle upon Tyne ( Tyne and Wear, England ) but now devotes himself to full - time writing. He has written numerous titles for Osprey, some books about French armed forces during the First World War, and also several books on the history of the East Riding of Yorkshire, where he now lives with his wife. ( sources : ospreypublishing.com, Wikipedia, iansumner.blogspot.com ).