Putnam, 1st ed., 1976. 664 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 15cm. Small owner's name to top of f.f.e.p., & minor edge wear to d.j., o/w V.G.+. Handley Page became a name to conjure with in 1917 when strategic bombing of Rhineland armament factories began. After the war, an O/400 and a V/1500 were the first two aircraft to fly from England to India, and soon Handley Page were pioneering commercial air transport services across the English Channel and in China, India and South Africa. A new generation of twin and four-engined monoplane bombers ' Hampden and Halifax ' emerged to challenge Hitler between 1935-1945, giving rise to the Hastings and Hermes transports of the 1950s. A new line of smaller aircraft began in 1948 with the acquisition of Miles Aircraft Ltd. Detailed drawings and data support this detailed Putnam history.