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The first of three volumes of the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force, this book provides the definitive story of Canadian airmen in World War I and, moreover, a revisionist account of the war in the air.
Organized topically, this volume begins with an overview of military aviation in Canada prior to 1914, as successful aircraft experiments like Baldwin's and McCurdy's Silver Dart are set against Defence Minister Sam Hughes' rejection of any government air policy. Financial timidity and political uncertainty subsequently decreed that the 20,000 Canadians who trained for, or fought in, history's first air war would have no air force of their own but would fly in the British flying services.
The sections which follow show that Canadians excelled in every aspect of the air war. Indeed, although the First World War never saw an exclusively Canadian squadron in action and no Canadian rose to a command above Group level, Professor Wise has been able to write a full account of the war in the air from the Canadian perspective. Recruitment and training, the maritime air war, the strategic bombing of Germany and the defence of Great Britain, as well as action on the Western Front, in Italy, and in Macedonia, are all covered in depth. Each section reveals the complexity of air operations, as tactics, strategy, and aircraft evolved with astonishing speed. The exploits of remarkable fighter aces such as Billy Bishop, Raymond Collishaw, D.R. MaccLaren, and W.G. Barker, and of bomber leaders like R.H. Mulock, are set in the context of the air war and the many thousands of Canadians who served with them.
In his conclusion Wise traces the development of Canadian government air policy to the year 1920, during which time the first Canadian air force was born and quickly died. In analysing this major step in Canada's entry into the air age he lays the foundation for postwar civil expansion and the formation of the RCAF.
Illustrated with specially prepared colour and sketch maps and over 200 photographs, many of them published here for the first time, this book should prove invaluable to the military historian and of wide appeal to the aviation enthusiast and general reader alike.
The other volumes in the Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force are The Creation of a National Air Force by W.A.B. Douglas (out of print) and The Crucible of War, 1939-1945 by Brereton Greenhous, et al. (available).
L'autore: S.F. Wise is Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies at Carleton University and Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Titolo: The Official History of the Royal Canadian ...
Casa editrice: University of Toronto Press 0
Condizione libro: As New
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Volume one only. Ex-library from a university library with the usual stampings and markings. Library labels affixed to exterior cloth. Very slight rubbing and edgewear to boards and spine. Interior is clean, and binding is firm and straight. No dust-jacket. Codice libro della libreria PASTPAGE087910I
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1980. Condizione libro: Fair. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP2816122
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1980. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP93554299
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Only slightly differentiated from a new book. Undamaged cover and spine. Pages may display light wear but no marks. Codice libro della libreria G0802023797I2N00
Descrizione libro Univ of Toronto Pr, Canada, 1980. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. One large stamp on free endpaper else interior is clean. Lower corners of pages lightly finge smudged. Overall very light wear. Vol. Two and Three also available. Codice libro della libreria 34965
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Wear and tear along edges of dust jacket, perfectly readable and intact. Codice libro della libreria 063482
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 97808020237975.0
Descrizione libro University of Toronto, 1980. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. The Official History, very well illus with colour and b&w maps charts etc. Volume I of the 3 volume set that covers both world wars. This volume covers the history of Canadian airmen in the Great War. 771pp, faint stain to the edge of the text block and a very short closed tear at the foot of the spine otherwise book and jacket in very good condition. Codice libro della libreria 000825
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0802023797 Some foxing to tops of pages and rubbing to bottoms of pages, else near fine with minimal normal wear. Jacket is near fine with slight edgewear. Codice libro della libreria 11222
Descrizione libro Univ of Toronto Pr, Downsview, Ontario, Canada, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Volume 1. Clean, tightly bound and unmarked. Book is HEAVY and may require additional postage. Please enquire before ordering. thanks! We ship promptly*. Codice libro della libreria 001097