RAF: An Illustrated History from 1918 by Roy Conyers Nesbit lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Sutton Publishing, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Jacket illustration: Panavia Tornado F3s of 25 and 11 Squadrons from RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: In the first eighty years of its existence as an independent air arm the Royal Air Force has carved for itself a reputation second to none. Its achievements in both war and peace are legendary and read like a roll-call of the aviation milestones of the twentieth century. To mark the eightieth anniversary of its formation, aviation author Roy Conyers Nesbit has written and compiled this beautifully illustrated popular history of Britains junior Service.
Covering all the main campaigns and historical events, the concise narrative relates the history of the RAF from its formation on 1 April 1918, through the testing years of the interwar period, the desperate struggle of the Second World War, and the precarious peace of the nuclear age, and concludes with todays high-tech RAF poised on the edge of the millennium.
From the stick and string biplanes of 1918 up to the complex supersonic jets of the late 1990s, the stirring history of the RAF is brought vividly to life through a fascinating selection of more than 450 photographs and paintings, many of which are reproduced here for the first time. Each illustration is accompanied by a fully researched caption that complements the main text.
RAF: An Illustrated History from 1918 is a fine tribute to all those men and women who have served their country in peace and war over eighty momentous years, many of whom gave their lives. It will appeal to all with an interest in aviation and in the role that the RAF continues to play in defending our nation.
Introduction by: Richard Johns
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 274 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 8½”.
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