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

By Michael O'Connor

During this most up-to-date addition to the Airfields and Airmen sequence, Mike OConnor describes the dramatic air activities that happened alongside the Belgian and North France sea coast through the nice War.In addition to the Royal battling Corps and RAF point this quantity covers the Royal Naval Air carrier (RNAS) and Belgian Air provider (AMB) in addition to the German Naval Air carrier.

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For a complete list of Pen & Sword titles please contact: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LIMITED 47 Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2AS, England. uk Cover Painting: By Colin Ashford GAvA. Willy Coppens, Belgium’s most successful fighter pilot, bringing down a kite balloon in his blue Hanriot HD1. See pages 86 and 90 Table of Contents Battleground Europe - Airfields and Airmen The Channel Coast Battleground series: Title Page Copyright Page INTRODUCTION BY SERIES EDITOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION HOW THE GUIDE WORKS TABLE OF MAPS THE DEVELOPMENT OF MILITARY FLYING Abbreviations Chapter One - THE EASTERN AREA Chapter Two - THE CENTRAL AREA Chapter Three - THE WESTERN AREA Conclusion Further Reading INDEX INTRODUCTION BY SERIES EDITOR This latest addition to Michael O’Connor’s wonderful series of books on the Airmen and Airfields in the Great War lives up to the very high standard of its predecessors.

For the military historian most of the First World War has a convenient chronological and geographical sequence in that one can relate how far a battle progressed (or not as the case may be) on a day-by-day basis. The air war unfortunately does not fit into this tidy pattern. Squadrons or flights would take off from one point, have a fight or range an artillery battery at another and casualties would be spread all over the front, on both sides and many miles behind the actual fighting. Casualties from a single air battle might be buried in different cemeteries miles apart.

Printed and bound in Great Britain by CPI UK Pen & Sword Books Ltd incorporates the imprints of Pen & Sword Aviation, Pen & Sword Maritime, Pen & Sword Military, Wharncliffe Local History, Pen & Sword Select, Pen & Sword Military Classics and Leo Cooper. For a complete list of Pen & Sword titles please contact: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LIMITED 47 Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2AS, England. uk Cover Painting: By Colin Ashford GAvA. Willy Coppens, Belgium’s most successful fighter pilot, bringing down a kite balloon in his blue Hanriot HD1.

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