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The birth of the RAF, 1918 : the world's first air force

By: Overy, Richard

014198385X / 9780141983851
Paperback
358.400941
01/03/2019
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20 cm x, 145 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Originally published: UK: Allen Lane, 2018.

'Fascinating, full of original material and shrewd insights ... a masterful historian of air power' Leo McKinstry, Literary ReviewThe RAF was the world's first air force.

This is the story of its founding in 1918, as a response to the new terror of aerial warfare, the struggles to keep it alive amid controversy and opposition, its crucial role in the Second World War and its unique place in Britain's history. 'Brilliantly lucid' Noel Malcolm, Daily Telegraph'Richard Overy is to be congratulated on creating a concise exposition of the formation of the RAF ... this is a book that makes you think' Peter Hart, BBC History Magazine'A skilful pocket history of the founding of the Royal Air Force in 1918 ... a fine introduction' Kirkus Reviews

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1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBWN First World War, JWG Air forces & warfare

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