The Birth of the RAF, 1918: The World's First Air Force (Paperback)
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The Birth of the RAF, 1918: The World's First Air Force (Paperback)

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'Fascinating, full of original material and shrewd insights ... a masterful historian of air power' Leo McKinstry, Literary Review

The RAF was the world's first air force. This is the story of its founding in 1918, as a response to the new terror of aerial warfare, the struggles to keep it alive amid controversy and opposition, its crucial role in the Second World War and its unique place in Britain's history.

'Brilliantly lucid' Noel Malcolm, Daily Telegraph

'Richard Overy is to be congratulated on creating a concise exposition of the formation of the RAF ... this is a book that makes you think' Peter Hart, BBC History Magazine

'A skilful pocket history of the founding of the Royal Air Force in 1918 ... a fine introduction' Kirkus Reviews

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141983851
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 158 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm

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Published to mark the centenary of the founding of the RAF, this is a short book that is packed with interesting information about the early days of the organisation from what it should be called to the design of the... More

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