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- DescriptionAir power has come to be seen as a country's first line of defence; in the First World War views were vastly different. Aircraft were a velty t always welcomed by the traditionalist military, and there were tactics, doctrine or strategies available for the deployment of air power. Yet, within four years, proponents of the new force were making claims, often extravagant, of what aircraft could achieve. Here Robert Grattan traces the remarkable history of the emergence of air power as a force to reckon with, and its dramatic impact on military strategy. He discusses the details of aircrafts, their engines and manufacture - including the Fokker, Bristol Fighter, the Zeppelin and the DH2 - the weaponry and prominent figures, such as Albert Ball and Werner Voss. The First Air War is indispensable for military historians, aviation and military enthusiasts as well as those interested in strategy.
- Author BiographyRobert F. Grattan served for thirty years in the Royal Air Force, reaching the rank of group captain. He flew as a navigator and also taught at the Royal Air Force Staff College. After ten years in the electronics industry, he became a visiting lecturer in the School of International and Strategic Management at the University of the West of England, Bristol, where he is currently a Visiting Research Fellow.
- Author(s)Robert F. Grattan
- PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
- Date of Publication30/04/2009
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleInternational Library of War Studies
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 13
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note5 integrated black and white
- Width134 mm
- Height216 mm
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