Pictorial History of the RAF, Volume One, 1918 - 1939

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202 pages - 1970 - Used, very good condition
This excellent book, which is illustrated with many photographs, will tell you the story of the R.A.F., from April 1st, 1918, to the eve of the Second World War.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, Bradel, Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
Special features Reprint ( Third impression ), Slightly damaged dust jacket, Handwritten notes
Condition Used, very good condition
Number of pages 202
Published date 1970
Language English
Size 16 x 24 x 2 cm
Author John W.R. Taylor
Editor Ian Allan Ltd.

Description

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 R.A.F. 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 the Second World War 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 April 1st, 1918, this superbly - illustrated 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. 

 

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
John W.R. Taylor

John William Ransom Taylor O.B.E., Hon. D.Eng., F.R.Ae.S., F.R.Hist.S., A.F.I.A.A. ( June 8th, 1922 - December 12th, 1999 ) was educated at Ely Cathedral Choir School ( King's School, Ely ) and Soham Grammar School ( both in Cambridgeshire, England ).


He trained as a draughtsman and joined Hawker Aircraft in 1941. There he worked on the development of the Hurricane fighter and its successors. His specialisation was rectifying design defects.


He joined Jane's as Editorial Assistant on Jane's All the World's Aircraft in 1955 and four years later he took over as Editor. Until the late 1960's he edited this volume with virtually no editorial support but his love of aviation was such that this was a challenge he enjoyed.


He retired as Editor in 1989, just as the Iron Curtain obscuring the Soviet Bloc's technology started to lift. John W.R. Taylor, who lived to the age of 77, was a master of a parallel art to Kremlinology, he could deduce the performance of Soviet military equipment from blurred photographs.


( source : Wikipedia )

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