U-BOAT HUNTERS : CORNWALL'S AIR WAR 1916-19.

London, Peter.


£15.00




Truro, 1st ed., 1999. 93 pp., photo-ills., + maps. P.c., 24 x 18cm. FINE. This is the first account to be published of the remarkable campaign fought over the Cornish seas during the First World War, to help combat the grave menace of Germany's submarine fleets. Massive airships of the RNAS based at Mullion and Bude patrolled the skies in a constant war against the enemy's attacks on Britain's vital shipping lanes. In addition, aircraft flew from Mullion and Padstow, while important seaplane stations were established at Penzance and Tresco. Rare photos depict the men and machines involved.


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