THE WAR IN THE AIR : BEING THE STORY OF THE PART PLAYED IN THE GREAT WAR BY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE. VOL. I.

Raleigh, Walter.


£60.00




The Clarendon Press, Oxford, FIRST ED., 1922. Xix + 489 pp., 1 plate + maps. Black cloth ; gilt ; lower edge uncut ; 22 x 15cm. V.G. A FIRST EDITION copy published by Oxford University Press in 1922, this is the first volume in the definitive history of the RAF in World War I based chiefly on the records of the Air Ministry. This volume looks at early aeroplanes and airships and their position in warfare. It traces the birth of the Air Force, the institution of the RFC and their services from Mons to Ypres. It goes on to examine the RNAS in 1914 and the further expansion of the Air Force during 1916-1917. Illustrated with one plate and several maps. An Uncommon and collectable volume. [See also Vol. II by Jones, Item No. 417]


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