Putnam, rep., 1987. 420 pp., photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 15cm. Pencil remains of owner's initials and date to top corner of f.f.e.p., o/w Nr.FINE. This book records in intimate detail the formative years of the Fokker company and tells, more than any other history, the story of the men and the aircraft whose work and achievements made that company one of the greatest in the world. Most important, it does belated honour to Reinhold Platz, the man who designed the best of the Fokker aircraft of the 1914 - 1918 war period and the most famous Fokker transport monoplanes. The development of the earlier Fokker aeroplanes, their successes and failures, are told in authentic detail and are accompanied by photographs and illustrations.