Download Airfields and Airmen of the Channel Coast by Michael O'Connor PDF

By Michael O'Connor

During this newest addition to the Airfields and Airmen sequence, Mike OConnor describes the dramatic air activities that happened alongside the Belgian and North France beach throughout the nice War.In addition to the Royal combating Corps and RAF element this quantity covers the Royal Naval Air provider (RNAS) and Belgian Air provider (AMB) in addition to the German Naval Air carrier.

Show description

Read Online or Download Airfields and Airmen of the Channel Coast PDF

Best world war i books

Jutland 1916: Clash of the Dreadnoughts (Campaign)

The one significant fleet engagement of global conflict I (1914-1918), the conflict of Jutland (1916) has been surrounded through controversy ever seeing that. The British public felt Admiral Jellicoe had failed – a response rooted in 100 years of the 'Nelson cult', a conviction that something in need of a Trafalgar-style annihilation was once letting the aspect down.

World War I: Primary Documents on Events from 1914 to 1919 (Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time)

Fundamental records from the realm warfare I period deliver to existence the explanations, occasions and outcomes of these tumultuous and violent years. different views supply a beneficial evaluate of the various and sometimes complex reactions by way of americans to Pre-war eu politics, Archduke Ferdinand's assassination, the sinking of the Lusitania by way of a German submarine, the main battles fought, and of the eventual and arguable access into the warfare through the U.S., between others.

The first air campaign, August 1914-November 1918

The skies over Europe in the course of global warfare I observed a uniquely sleek contest for tactical and technological supremacy. each one new process or invention by means of the Allies or relevant Powers fast introduced a dangerous reaction from the opposite. each one innovation used to be established within the air by way of strive against pilots who have been playing with their lives.

The Battle of Neuve Chapelle

Neuve Chapelle a misplaced battlefield is now unfolded for the explorer to benefit extra concerning the activities that happened there. In Early 1915, the British determined to take the offensive for the 1st time within the warfare opposed to German positions in Northern France. The preliminary aim used to be a bulge, approximately one mile throughout, of their strains at Neuve.

Additional info for Airfields and Airmen of the Channel Coast

Example text

An important feature is the number of foreign pilots and airmen who have been incorporated into his story – the Germans, the Belgians, the French and the Americans all get plenty of space. This particular volume is ambitious, as it covers areas mainly outside the centres for Great War battlefield visitors; but Mike has skilfully produced a number of itineraries that go a long way to overcoming this handicap. The war in the air has a fascination all of its own; the nature of the combat and the stress upon those engaged in it were unique and it allows a rather different form of investigation than for their earth and sea bound comrades in arms.

No, the ship’s skeleton lay just outside. I hurled myself against it with all my force, but sprang back. I tensed my muscles. In desperation I made a jump through the distorted half open door. The waist clasps of my leather coat caught on something, but the force of my leap tore them out. I landed outside amid the burning wreckage of the ship, and dashed through the glowing, smouldering remains. The army airship LZ37. On the left can be seen the forward gondola in which Alfred Müller had his miraculous escape.

At the Armistice on 11 November 1918 the German army had some 280 flying units and a personnel total of about 4,500, which was considerably less than the RAF. Nevertheless, it had been effective in the way it had been employed. Under the terms of the Armistice the German air service handed over all its fighters and bombers and though some aeroplanes were used in fighting on the Eastern front during 1919 it was officially disbanded in May 1920. Belgium Belgium’s small size, limited resources and intention to remain neutral in any conflict, all led to meagre beginnings for the Belgian Air Service – the Aviation Militaire Belge (AMB).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 17 votes