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Fighter Aircraft Of The 1914-1918 War, Lamberton, W. M. & E. F. Cheesman
1 Lamberton, W. M. & E. F. Cheesman Fighter Aircraft Of The 1914-1918 War
Letchworth UK Harleyford Publications Limited 1961 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Color Frontispiece 
Price-clipped DJ shows shelf wear, with small tears, light soiling. Previous owner's name stamped inside front board and on FFEP. Some tearing along hinge of title page. Light tape stains base of yellow cloth binding and back pastedown. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs, drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 223 pages; A very thorough reference volume, describing First World War fighter aircraft from both the Allies and the German-Austrian forces. Black and white photographs are accompanied by scale drawings for each aircraft, plus technical information on engines, performance, armaments, etc. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 League of WW1 Aviation Historians Over the Front Volume 11 Number 1 Spring 1996
Houston, TX League of WW1 Aviation 1996 Magazine Very Good+ 
Only slight wear. ; A bright solid, book. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages; Volume 11, No.1 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3 League of WW1 Aviation Historians Over the Front Volume 11 Number 3 Autumn 1996
Houston, TX League of WW1 Aviation 1996 Magazine Very Good+ 
Only slight wear. ; A bright solid, book. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages; Volume 11, No. 3 
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4 McCaffery, Dan Billy Bishop Canadian Hero
Toronto, ON Lorimer 1988 1550280953 / 9781550280951 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; DJ has short tear top fore edge, embossing on half title page. Signed by author on half title page ; A bright solid, book DJ in Mylar ; 227 pages; New edition of Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero, military aviation expert Dan McCaffery sets the record straight about one of this country's most famous and controversial figures. Fiercely ambitious and driven by an undisguised hatred of his enemies, Bishop played hard and fought even harder. A skilled pilot and a crack shot, he quickly established himself as the "top gun" of the Allied air forces and by 1918 had secured his position as the most decorated war hero in Canadian history. Yet questions remain. Some of Bishop's fellow pilots were put off by his grandstanding and also suspected he was deliberately inflating his number of "kills." Since then, the same claim has been made by many others. That issue is at the heart of this book. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Canadian Airmen and the First World War, Wise, S.F.
5 Wise, S.F. Canadian Airmen and the First World War
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1980 0802023797 / 9780802023797 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Cloth boards show light edge wear. Dust jacket has some edge wear & light creasing ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A number of fold-out maps throughout ; The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force #1; B&W and Color Photographs, Maps; 9.90 X 6.90 X 2.40 inches; 771 pages; The first of three volumes of the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force, this book provides the definitive story of Canadian airmen in World War I and, moreover, a revisionist account of the war in the air.Organized topically, this volume begins with an overview of military aviation in Canada prior to 1914, as successful aircraft experiments like Baldwin's and McCurdy's Silver Dart are set against Defence Minister Sam Hughes' rejection of any government air policy. Financial timidity and political uncertainty subsequently decreed that the 20,000 Canadians who trained for, or fought in, history's first air war would have no air force of their own but would fly in the British flying services.The sections which follow show that Canadians excelled in every aspect of the air war. Indeed, although the First World War never saw an exclusively Canadian squadron in action and no Canadian rose to a command above Group level, Professor Wise has been able to write a full account of the war in the air from the Canadian perspective. Recruitment and training, the maritime air war, the strategic bombing of Germany and the defence of Great Britain, as well as action on the Western Front, in Italy, and in Macedonia, are all covered in depth. Each section reveals the complexity of air operations, as tactics, strategy, and aircraft evolved with astonishing speed. The exploits of remarkable fighter aces such as Billy Bishop, Raymond Collishaw, D.R. MaccLaren, and W.G. Barker, and of bomber leaders like R.H. Mulock, are set in the context of the air war and the many thousands of Canadians who served with them.In his conclusion Wise traces the development of Canadian government air policy to the year 1920, during which time the first Canadian air force was born and quickly died. In analysing this major step in Canada's entry into the air age he lays the foundation for postwar civil expansion and the formation of the RCAF.Illustrated with specially prepared colour and sketch maps and over 200 photographs, many of them published here for the first time, this book should prove invaluable to the military historian and of wide appeal to the aviation enthusiast and general reader alike.The other volumes in the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force are The Creation of a National Air Force by W.A.B. Douglas and The Crucible of War, 1939-1945 by Brereton Greenhous 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Canadian Airmen and the First World War, Wise, S.F.
6 Wise, S.F. Canadian Airmen and the First World War
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1980 0802023797 / 9780802023797 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Cloth boards show light edge wear. Dust jacket has some edge wear & light creasing ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A number of fold-out maps throughout ; The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force #1; B&W and Color Photographs, Maps; 9.90 X 6.90 X 2.40 inches; 771 pages; The first of three volumes of the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force, this book provides the definitive story of Canadian airmen in World War I and, moreover, a revisionist account of the war in the air.Organized topically, this volume begins with an overview of military aviation in Canada prior to 1914, as successful aircraft experiments like Baldwin's and McCurdy's Silver Dart are set against Defence Minister Sam Hughes' rejection of any government air policy. Financial timidity and political uncertainty subsequently decreed that the 20,000 Canadians who trained for, or fought in, history's first air war would have no air force of their own but would fly in the British flying services.The sections which follow show that Canadians excelled in every aspect of the air war. Indeed, although the First World War never saw an exclusively Canadian squadron in action and no Canadian rose to a command above Group level, Professor Wise has been able to write a full account of the war in the air from the Canadian perspective. Recruitment and training, the maritime air war, the strategic bombing of Germany and the defence of Great Britain, as well as action on the Western Front, in Italy, and in Macedonia, are all covered in depth. Each section reveals the complexity of air operations, as tactics, strategy, and aircraft evolved with astonishing speed. The exploits of remarkable fighter aces such as Billy Bishop, Raymond Collishaw, D.R. MaccLaren, and W.G. Barker, and of bomber leaders like R.H. Mulock, are set in the context of the air war and the many thousands of Canadians who served with them.In his conclusion Wise traces the development of Canadian government air policy to the year 1920, during which time the first Canadian air force was born and quickly died. In analysing this major step in Canada's entry into the air age he lays the foundation for postwar civil expansion and the formation of the RCAF.Illustrated with specially prepared colour and sketch maps and over 200 photographs, many of them published here for the first time, this book should prove invaluable to the military historian and of wide appeal to the aviation enthusiast and general reader alike.The other volumes in the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force are The Creation of a National Air Force by W.A.B. Douglas and The Crucible of War, 1939-1945 by Brereton Greenhous 
Price: 35.00 USD
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