Battleground Books Ww1 - Vintage Airfix


Battleground Books: WWI Series of reference books

All these titles are available to purchase from Pen and Sword.

Contents:
- Airfields & Airmen of Arras - By Mike O'Connor..
- Airfields & Airmen of Cambrai - By Mike O'Connor..
- Airfields and Airmen of the Channel Coast - By Mike O'Connor..
- Airfields And Airmen Of Ypres - By Mike O'Connor..
- In The Footsteps of The Red Baron - By Norman Franks, Mike O'Connor..

 


 

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Airfields & Airmen of Arras

By Mike O'Connor

Airfields & Airmen of ArrasDescription:

The latest volume in the Airfields and Airmen series covers the Arras area. It includes a visit to the grave of Albert Ball VC and the graves of Waterfall and Bayly, the first British fliers killed in action. There is a visit to the aerodrome from which Alan McLeod took off from to earn his VC and to the grave of Viscount Glentworth, killed while flying with 32 Squadron. The German side is well covered with visits to their cemeteries and aerodromes. This well researched book relives the deadly thrills of war in the air over the battlefields of the Western Front.

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Airfields & Airmen of Cambrai

By Mike O'Connor

Airfields & Airmen of CambraiDescription:

This latest book on the Airfields & Airmen of the First World War covers the earliest days of the RFC with the retreat from Mons. We visit the graves of Fokker Eindecker aces and the airfields where the first Jastas were formed. Also covered are airfields from which Allied aces such as Beauchamp Proctor VC flew and there is a visit to the American cemetery at Bony that contains a number of aviators.

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Airfields and Airmen of the Channel Coast

By Mike O'Connor

Airfields and Airmen of the Channel CoastDescription:

In this latest addition to the Airfield and Airmen Series, Mike O'Connor describes the dramatic air actions that took place along the Belgian and North France coastline during The Great War. In addition to the Royal Fighting Corps and RAF aspect this volume covers the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) and Belgian Air Service (AMB) as well as the German Naval Air Service.

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Airfields And Airmen Of Ypres

By Mike O'Connor

Airfields And Airmen Of YpresDescription:

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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In The Footsteps of The Red Baron

By Norman Franks, Mike O'Connor

In The Footsteps of The Red BaronDescription:

Manfred von Richthofen became a fighter pilot on the Western Front in August 1916. By January 1917, Richthofen had shot down fifteen aircraft had been appointed commander of his own unit. He painted the fuselage of his Albatros D-III bright red and was nicknamed the Red Baron. This book is divided into three sectors of the WWI front line in which von Richthofen operated. Airfield sites, memorials and the graves of Manfred's famous victims are described with directions for the battlefield walker.

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