Cole, Christopher (Ed.).


Rep., 1990. 256 pp., photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Packed with valuable information, this book is an important cornerstone work on the air war over the Western Front during World War I. It comprises the entire texts of the weekly Communiqués (which were produced for internal consumption in the air arm) for the year 1918. Explanatory notes and illustrations of aircraft accompany each Communiqué. The comprehensive coverage includes observation and bombing sorties, damage inflicted and incurred in clashes with enemy machines, intelligence gathered etc. Aircrew are frequently mentioned by name and the book is indispensable for researching individuals or squadrons’ history. There is no comparable source.

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