THE CANVAS FALCONS: THE MEN AND PLANES OF WORLD WAR I.

Longstreet, Stephen.


£25.00




1st Eng., ed., 1971. Xiii + 365 pp., various photo-ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. This is the full story of the air war over Europe in World War I based on contemporary documents written by the aces themselves as well as interviews with survivors. The author presents the technical aspects of combat aviation and inventors like Fokker and the development and use of the Zeppelin as a new form of terror weapon is detailed. The author considers the teamwork of combat squadrons and perhaps most interesting of all is his account of the reckless social life of these fliers.


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