Pollard, Capt. A. O.


1st ed., 1934. 288 + 8 pp., frontis. + 23 photo-plates + 11 maps. Blue cloth, 23.5 x 15.5cm. Top of joints split but not affecting hinges o/w V.G. Published in 1934, this book aims to convey the importance of the RAF through its manifold activities that are described here. In view of this it predicts: "It is more than probable that the next war – if ever there is one – will be decided in the air". Starting with The RFC in 1914, the author goes on to examine The RNAS; Expansion and Development, Gallipoli; Submarines, Zeppelins and Balloons; The Battle of the Somme; The War at Home; Other Fronts; The Raiders Held; The Struggle for Air Supremacy; The RAF in 1918; Afterwards; Theory of Flight; The Selection and Training of Pilots; How Airmen Find their Way; and Some Aerial Fighters. This book provides an invaluable reference on the contribution of air war in World War I, a period that was crucial to the birth of the RAF. Eleven maps put a comprehensive perspective on events described whilst a total of 24 photograph plates capture the memory of popular aeroplanes of the time. An early and collectable record of the RAF.

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