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Airfields And Airmen Of Ypres (Paperback)

Aviation WWI World War One Aviation Ypres Battlefield Guidebooks

By Mike O'Connor
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Battleground Books: WWI
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780850527537
Published: 7th March 2000
Last Released: 2nd August 2017

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This is the first book in the Battleground Europe Series discovering the airfields and airmen of the Great War. It is sometimes forgotten that the Wright Brother's first flight took place only in 1903; yet fifteen years later the Royal Air Force had over 20,000 aircraft of all types including night bombers.This book takes the reader to the sites of the airfields used by the Royal Flying Corps in the vicinity of the Ypres Salient. These fields were basic in the extreme compared with airbases of WW2 and today; flattish ground hitherto used for agriculture purposes trampled down by men and vehicles. It was here that the primitive aircraft were based, surrounded by a tented camp and temporary buildings.Yet out of such places the great legendary air aces of the war operated. The book also reveals the locations of many killed whilst engaged in combat flying.Pilots from other countries (French, German etc) are also covered.

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