Aces Falling: The Decisive Battles over the Western Front 1918

Aces Falling: The Decisive Battles over the Western Front 1918

by Peter Hart
     
 

Strap into an open cockpit and relive the final days of the great aces of World War I! By 1918, the war was nearing its end and the legendary knights of the sky—names like Richthofen, Edward Mannock, Herman Goering, Billy Bishop, among others—were writing its bloody final chapters. Author Peter Hart, the Oral Historian at Britain’s Imperial War

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Strap into an open cockpit and relive the final days of the great aces of World War I! By 1918, the war was nearing its end and the legendary knights of the sky—names like Richthofen, Edward Mannock, Herman Goering, Billy Bishop, among others—were writing its bloody final chapters. Author Peter Hart, the Oral Historian at Britain’s Imperial War Museum, has been granted unprecedented access to the museum’s archives; through these rare manuscripts and firsthand accounts, he provides a riveting perspective on the first true “air war.” From the swirling dogfights to the bombing missions that became ever more deadly, the book reveals the terrible scope of aerial combat and commemorates the men who fought, killed, and died in the clouds above.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780297846536
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

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