Somme Success: Aerial Warfare on the Somme 1916 (Hardback)
  • Somme Success: Aerial Warfare on the Somme 1916 (Hardback)
zoom

Somme Success: Aerial Warfare on the Somme 1916 (Hardback)

(author)
£19.95
Hardback Published: 07/03/2000
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
High above the blood soaked trenches of the Somme during the Summer and Autumn of 1916, the Royal Flying Corps were acting out - and winning - one of the first great aerial battles of history.Even in those pioneering days of flying, primitive aircraft flown by brave young men were of significant military value. Before the battle, photographic reconnaissance aircraft from both sides were desperately trying to map the opposition's deployment. Artillery spotting aircraft were proving invaluable in directing devastating fire onto otherwise hidden targets. Bombing raids became a normal routine.Somme Success is a highly effective description of all facets of air operations of the period. It uses the voices and accounts of those who were there. It describes how the RFC met the Fokker scourge head on using DH2 single seaters and, later, the ubiquitous FE2B two seaters, of the type that German 'Ace' Max Immelmann was shot down by.Having conceded air supremacy to the RFC early in the offensive, the German Air Service launched an aerial counter-attack during August and September. The elite scout squadron led by Oswald Boelcke raised the stakes and their Albatross single seaters proved superior to any allied aircraft. Richthofen then appeared on the scene and a new period of German supremacy began.This is a thrilling account of the dramatic events of the period and an insight into the 'glamorous' world of the Great Aces.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780850527414
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Silver Spitfire
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
A Higher Call
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Sweating the Metal
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dog Fight
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
Unbroken
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Hurricane
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Last British Dambuster
Added to basket
For Your Freedom and Ours
Added to basket
Fighter Boys
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Spitfire Women of World War II
Added to basket
Battle Of Britain Manual
Added to basket
Crete
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Cruel Crossing
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.