Wales and the First Air War 1914-1918

The Welsh Airmen and Airwomen of the Great War

Jonathan Hicks

In WWI aviation was in its infancy. Airmen took to the skies in wood and linen aircraft, and the average lifespan of a newly-posted pilot was three weeks. The story of many of those from Wales who fought are here told for the first time. B&W Photos.
Date Published :
February 2018
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781784614621
Pages : 336
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$23.00

Overview
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When the Great War began in 1914 aviation was in its infancy. Airmen took to the skies in wood and linen aircraft and by 1917 the average lifespan of a newly-posted pilot was three weeks. Wales contributed pilots, observers and ground crew to the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Navy Air Service and Royal Air Force, and the stories of these men - fighting a war high up in the air where the chances of survival were very slim - are told here for the first time. Their deeds, gallantry, and ultimate fates are recounted, as are those of the Welsh "aces" who pitted their skills against those of their famous German counterparts.

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