Poolman, Kenneth.


Evans, 1st ed., 1960. 224 pp., frontis., + other photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Light marks to price-clipped d.j., o/w V.G.+ This is the story of the first air raids in history and of the part played by the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in defeating its raiders. It is a record of London under fire and of how a few young daredevil airmen in primitive aeroplanes saved the city. Written with authority and fully documented, this book gives the first complete picture, from the enemy side as well as our own, of the epic duel between the huge powered balloon, a lighter-than-air leviathan, and the clumsy aircraft with pilots who fought from open cockpits.

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