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Cavalry of the Air: An Illustrated Introduction to the Aircraft and Aces of the First World War

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In the clinging mud and trench warfare of WWI, it was soon clear that the cavalry — the elite of the elite — would be of little use.

The dashing men and officers of the cavalry searched for a way to be front and center in the conflict, and found it in the new air forces being established on both sides of the Western Front. Soon lances and sabres were replaced by silk scarves and machine guns. Combat on horseback was replaced by dogfights in the air — one-on-one and in great flying formations — always between warriors. No technology changed more in the five years of the war, and none would have a bigger impact.

From Great Britain to Canada to Australia and New Zealand, new heroes took the honour and dash of the cavalry to the air in flying machines — which would change the face of war forever.

Synopsis:

Though storytelling, period and contemporary photos and the words of the flying aces themselves, this book brings the history of WWI air combat to life.

About the Author

Norman S. Leach is a historian, award-winning freelance writer, professional speaker, and adventurer with five books on Canadian military history to his credit, including Passchendaele and Broken Arrow. He lives in Calgary.

Table of Contents

  • Section One:   The pre-war years. Flight in Canada, Great Britain and Australia
  • Section Two:   The start of WWI. The beginnings of air forces and air tactics
  • Section Three: The men who took to flight. A look at pilots from each of the three countries, what drove them and their successes.
  • Section Four: The flying machines. Technological developments and Failures
  • Section Five:   The Enemy. A view of the German pilots and aircraft
  • Section Six:     The Aces. Covers the great aces of WWI from Canada, Great Britain and Australia
  • Section Seven:            The iconic Dog Fights
  • Section Eight: The end of the war and the barnstorming era.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459723320
Author:
Leach, Norman
Publisher:
Dundurn Group
Author:
Melbourne, John
Author:
S. Leach, Norman
Author:
Leach, Norman S.
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
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Subject:
First World War aviation ace war airplane red baron billy bishop sopwith camel fokker airship balloon cavalry horse silver dart pilot observer triplane flying circus french breguet farman great britain canada australia south africa daring pilots victory f
Subject:
First World War aviation ace war airplane red baron billy bishop sopwith camel fokker airship balloon cavalry horse silver dart pilot observer triplane flying circus french breguet farman great britain canada australia south africa daring pilots victory f
Subject:
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
HISTORY / Military / Aviation
Subject:
Europe
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20141231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » World War I
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present

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