THE FIGHTERS : THE MEN AND THE MACHINES OF THE FIRST AIR WAR
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ShortDescription:Magnificently illustrated with many photographs and line drawings, this wonderfull book tells the reader about the fighters ( men and machines ) during the First World War.
|Format||28 x 22 x 3 cm|
|Nbr. de pages||200|
|Finition||Hardcover ( square back binding )|
|Particularités||Damaged dust jacket, dedicated copy|
|Année d’édition||1965 - 1966|
|Etat du livre||Acceptable|
|Auteur||Thomas R. Funderburk|
|Editeur||ARTHUR BARKER LIMITED|
THE GREAT ARMIES that took to the field in 1914 were vast organizations with complex battle plans but they were almost totally lacking in air services. During the four bloody years that followed, the Air Age was born.
THE FIGHTERS recounts those epic days when men first spread their wings in war.
( ... ) Never before has so much personal material been gathered together in a book on this subject.
( ... ) THE FIGHTERS is a unique record of the birth and development of fighter aviation from its earliest days of improvisation to the final massed formations in the air - the first convocation of eagles.
À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Thomas R. Funderburk
Thomas Ray Funderburk ( November 8th, 1928 - December 30th, 1999 ) was born in Hammond ( Indiana, United States ). He served in the Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948, and graduated from Indiana University ( Bloomington, Indiana ) in 1952. Thomas R. Funderburk was Assistant Art Director for Bantam Books from 1961 to 1966, when he went off on his own as a freelance artist, writer, and designer. He wrote two well - regarded books on aeroplanes : The Fighters : The Men and Machines of the First Air War ( 1965 ) and The Early Birds of War : The Daring Pilots and Fighter Aeroplanes of World War I ( 1968 ). Thomas R. Funderburk also illustrated several books, including Stormy Voyager : The Story of Charles Wilkes ( by Robert Silverberg, 1968 ), The Nature of Animals ( by Lorus and Margery Milne, 1969 ) and Whales : A First Book ( by Helen Hoke and Valerie Pitt, 1981 ). ( source : indianaillustrators.blogspot.com )
À PROPOS DE CET EDITEUR
ARTHUR BARKER LIMITED
Arthur Barker Limited was founded in London by Arthur Barker in 1932, and published a range of general titles, with an emphasis on fiction. During the Second World War, Arthur Barker, as a private in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, was capture by Japanese armed forces after the fall of Singapore ( 1942 ). As a prisoner of war ( P.O.W. ), he was brought to Changi ( Singapore ), then Nong Pladuc ( Thailand ) and eventually ended up at Kaorin ( Thailand ). Publishing was obviously suspended between 1939 and 1946. Despite the well - known hideous and terrible living conditions prevailing in the Japanese P.O.W. camps, Arthur Barker did survive. The firm was purchased by the printing company Morrison and Gibb in 1946, and in 1959, sold to George Weidenfeld, where it became an imprint of Weidenfeld and Nicolson. The imprint ceased in 1991. ( sources : www.austlit.edu.au, www.britain-at-war.org.uk, wartimememoriesproject.com ).