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The History of the War in the Air 1914-1918 (Hardback)

WWI 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918

By Professor Sir Walter Raleigh
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Eyewitnesses from The Great War
Pages: 409
ISBN: 9781783462483
Published: 31st May 2014
Last Released: 22nd May 2014

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This magnificent and comprehensive volume was written in 1922 by Professor Walter Raleigh. Originally entitled The History of the War in the Air (Being the story of the part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force) this all embracing and vital work features the most important account of the aerial battles, the men and the machines.

Raleigh was Professor of English Literature at Glasgow University and Chair of English Literature at Oxford University. On the outbreak of the Great War he turned to the war as his primary subject. His finest book on the subject is this, the first volume of The War in the Air, which was an instant publishing success. Unfortunately the projected second volume was never completed as Raleigh died from typhoid (which he contracted during a visit to the Near East) in 1922. Nonetheless, Professor Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh has attained classic status as a result of this mighty work and this legendary volume ensures his status as a military author par excellence.

It is an essential volume in any enthusiasts library of the Great War and an important book in any aviation library.

Firetrench

The series is one which should be on the shelves of any self-respecting WWI aviation enthusiast.

Cross & Cockade

I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the war in the air.

Barton-on-Humber at War

About Professor Sir Walter Raleigh

Professor Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh was an English scholar, poet and author. He was born in London in 1861. He was Professor of English Literature at Glasgow University and Chair of English Literature at Oxford University. On the outbreak of the Great War he turned to the war as his primary subject. His finest book on the subject is the first volume of The War in the Air (1922). Sadly, before he could begin work on the second volume he died from typhoid (contracted during a visit to the Near East) in 1922. Raleigh is buried at North Hinksey, near Oxford. Raleigh Park at North Hinksey, near Harcourt Hill where he lived from 1909 to his death, is named after him.

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