• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Italian Aces of World War 1 - Aircraft of the Aces No. 89 (Paperback)
  • Italian Aces of World War 1 - Aircraft of the Aces No. 89 (Paperback)
zoom

Italian Aces of World War 1 - Aircraft of the Aces No. 89 (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator)
£13.99
Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 10/08/2009
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The Italian aces of World War One have gone down in history as the irrefutable masters of the skies in the battle against their Austro-Hungarian enemies. In this often forgotten theatre of warfare these remarkable pilots gave the Italian forces an undisputed air superiority and left an enduring legacy as extraordinary men. Having interviewed the descendants of almost every Italian ace from the Great War, Paolo Varriale uncovers these fighters' incredible and sometimes tragic histories. Years of painstaking research has culminated in this truly groundbreaking study which brings to life the exploits of such famous aces as Baracca, Ruffo and Piccio, and the lesser known Riva, Sabelli and Nardini. Letters, diaries and unpublished photographs shed light on previously unknown personal and unit insignia, exposing many myths and making this a commanding addition to the aviation history of World War One.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781846034268
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
""Italian Aces of World War I" is a supplementary work for anyone with an ardent penchant for the topic. For the lay reader with a passing interest in the first air war, it stands on its own, summarizing the struggle for air superiority over an oft-neglected front." -"Aviation History" (May 2010)
"Paolo Varriale's "Italian Aces of World War I" provides a comprehensive history of Italian aces, especially vivid because the author has been in contact with the descendants of most of the aces featured in this volume and has received letters and diaries for the book from these primary sources. Many photos were unpublished, also, lending to the in-depth focus." -"The Bookwatch" (December 2009)
"Included in the book are superb period photos of the men and their aircraft as well as the color profiles of many of their aircraft. It is an excellent read and reference for the enthusiast and modeler alike. A book that I can easily recommend to you." -Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness /
"The photographs are a treat, with many unique images appearing for the first time. Harry Dempsey's color renderings of many attractive color schemes ... will no doubt offer new possibilities for model builders and artists to replicate in their projects." -Peter Kilduff, "Between the Bookends"
""Italian Aces of World War I" is a supplementary work for anyone with an ardent penchant for the topic. For the lay reader with a passing interest in the first air war, it stands on its own, summarizing the struggle for air superiority over an oft-neglected front." -"Aviation History" (May 2010)
"Paolo Varriale's "Italian Aces of World War I"provides a comprehensive history of Italian aces, especially vivid because the author has been in contact with the descendants of most of the aces featured in this volume and has received letters and diaries for the book from these primary sources. Many photos were unpublished, also, lending to the in-depth focus." -"The Bookwatch"(December 2009)
"Included in the book are superb period photos of the men and their aircraft as well as the color profiles of many of their aircraft. It is an excellent read and reference for the enthusiast and modeler alike. A book that I can easily recommend to you." -Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness / www.modelingmadness.com "(February 2010)
"This historical book is the result of many years of research by the author... It has shed a new light on famous Italian aces like Piccio, Ruffo, and Baracca, and 42 pilots such as Sabelli, Riva, and Nardini. This title has uncovered a variety of unknown facts and exposed many myths about WWI." -"Wonderpedia""

Italian Aces of World War I is a supplementary work for anyone with an ardent penchant for the topic. For the lay reader with a passing interest in the first air war, it stands on its own, summarizing the struggle for air superiority over an oft-neglected front. "Aviation History (May 2010)"

This historical book is the result of many years of research by the author ... It has shed a new light on famous Italian aces like Piccio, Ruffo, and Baracca, and 42 pilots such as Sabelli, Riva, and Nardini. This title has uncovered a variety of unknown facts and exposed many myths about WWI. "Wonderpedia"

The photographs are a treat, with many unique images appearing for the first time. Harry Dempsey's color renderings of many attractive color schemes ... will no doubt offer new possibilities for model builders and artists to replicate in their projects. "Peter Kilduff, Between the Bookends"

Paolo Varriale's Italian Aces of World War I provides a comprehensive history of Italian aces, especially vivid because the author has been in contact with the descendants of most of the aces featured in this volume and has received letters and diaries for the book from these primary sources. Many photos were unpublished, also, lending to the in-depth focus. "The Bookwatch (December 2009)"

Included in the book are superb period photos of the men and their aircraft as well as the color profiles of many of their aircraft. It is an excellent read and reference for the enthusiast and modeler alike. A book that I can easily recommend to you. "Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness, www.modelingmadness.com (February 2010)""


Italian Aces of World War I is a supplementary work for anyone with an ardent penchant for the topic. For the lay reader with a passing interest in the first air war, it stands on its own, summarizing the struggle for air superiority over an oft-neglected front. Aviation History (May 2010)

This historical book is the result of many years of research by the author ... It has shed a new light on famous Italian aces like Piccio, Ruffo, and Baracca, and 42 pilots such as Sabelli, Riva, and Nardini. This title has uncovered a variety of unknown facts and exposed many myths about WWI. Wonderpedia

The photographs are a treat, with many unique images appearing for the first time. Harry Dempsey's color renderings of many attractive color schemes ... will no doubt offer new possibilities for model builders and artists to replicate in their projects. Peter Kilduff, Between the Bookends

Paolo Varriale's Italian Aces of World War I provides a comprehensive history of Italian aces, especially vivid because the author has been in contact with the descendants of most of the aces featured in this volume and has received letters and diaries for the book from these primary sources. Many photos were unpublished, also, lending to the in-depth focus. The Bookwatch (December 2009)

Included in the book are superb period photos of the men and their aircraft as well as the color profiles of many of their aircraft. It is an excellent read and reference for the enthusiast and modeler alike. A book that I can easily recommend to you. Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness, www.modelingmadness.com (February 2010)

"

Italian Aces of World War I is a supplementary work for anyone with an ardent penchant for the topic. For the lay reader with a passing interest in the first air war, it stands on its own, summarizing the struggle for air superiority over an oft-neglected front. Aviation History (May 2010)

This historical book is the result of many years of research by the author... It has shed a new light on famous Italian aces like Piccio, Ruffo, and Baracca, and 42 pilots such as Sabelli, Riva, and Nardini. This title has uncovered a variety of unknown facts and exposed many myths about WWI. Wonderpedia

The photographs are a treat, with many unique images appearing for the first time. Harry Dempsey's color renderings of many attractive color schemes ... will no doubt offer new possibilities for model builders and artists to replicate in their projects. Peter Kilduff, Between the Bookends

Paolo Varriale's Italian Aces of World War Iprovides a comprehensive history of Italian aces, especially vivid because the author has been in contact with the descendants of most of the aces featured in this volume and has received letters and diaries for the book from these primary sources. Many photos were unpublished, also, lending to the in-depth focus. The Bookwatch(December 2009)

Included in the book are superb period photos of the men and their aircraft as well as the color profiles of many of their aircraft. It is an excellent read and reference for the enthusiast and modeler alike. A book that I can easily recommend to you. Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness, www.modelingmadness.com (February 2010)

"

"Italian Aces of World War I is a supplementary work for anyone with an ardent penchant for the topic. For the lay reader with a passing interest in the first air war, it stands on its own, summarizing the struggle for air superiority over an oft-neglected front." --Aviation History (May 2010)

"This historical book is the result of many years of research by the author ... It has shed a new light on famous Italian aces like Piccio, Ruffo, and Baracca, and 42 pilots such as Sabelli, Riva, and Nardini. This title has uncovered a variety of unknown facts and exposed many myths about WWI." --Wonderpedia

"The photographs are a treat, with many unique images appearing for the first time. Harry Dempsey's color renderings of many attractive color schemes ... will no doubt offer new possibilities for model builders and artists to replicate in their projects." --Peter Kilduff, Between the Bookends

"Paolo Varriale's Italian Aces of World War I provides a comprehensive history of Italian aces, especially vivid because the author has been in contact with the descendants of most of the aces featured in this volume and has received letters and diaries for the book from these primary sources. Many photos were unpublished, also, lending to the in-depth focus." --The Bookwatch (December 2009)

"Included in the book are superb period photos of the men and their aircraft as well as the color profiles of many of their aircraft. It is an excellent read and reference for the enthusiast and modeler alike. A book that I can easily recommend to you." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness, www.modelingmadness.com (February 2010)

You may also be interested in...

The Last Battle
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Sleepwalkers
Added to basket
The Drowned and the Saved
Added to basket
The Shortest History of Germany
Added to basket
Behind the Lawrence Legend
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Burma '44
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Added to basket
The Anti-Tank Rifle
Added to basket
Gallipoli
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Vanquished
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Lawrence of Arabia's War
Added to basket
Ring of Steel
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Testament Of Youth
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
The Birth of the RAF, 1918
Added to basket
The Fall of the Ottomans
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.