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The Resource Marked for death : the first war in the air, James Hamilton-Paterson

Marked for death : the first war in the air, James Hamilton-Paterson

Label
Marked for death : the first war in the air
Title
Marked for death
Title remainder
the first war in the air
Statement of responsibility
James Hamilton-Paterson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Little more than ten years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant air 'aces' who become national heroes. The reality was horribly different. Some 50,000 aircrew died in World War I. Marked for Death explored the brutal truths of wartime aviation: of flimsy planes and unprotected pilots; of burning nineteen-year-olds falling screaming to their deaths; of pilots blinded by the entrails of their observers. James Hamilton-Paterson also reveals how four years of war produced profound changes both in the aircraft themselves and in military attitudes and strategy. By 1918 it was widely accepted that domination of the air above the battlefield was crucial to military success, a realization that would change the nature of warfare forever. -- amazon.com
Summary
A dramatic and fascinating account of aerial combat during World War I, revealing the terrible risks taken by the men who fought and died in the world's first war in the air
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523927
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton-Paterson, James
Dewey number
358.400941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Fighter planes
  • Fighter pilots
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Fighter pilots
  • Fighter planes
  • Military operations, Aerial
Target audience
adult
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The first war in the air
Label
Marked for death : the first war in the air, James Hamilton-Paterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Air war and the state -- Why biplanes? -- Armed to the teeth -- Combat and other missions -- The making of a flying man -- How they lived -- Aces -- Airmen and medics -- Parachutes and fatalism -- Home defence -- Balkans and Mesopotamia -- Postscript -- Chronology of the first air war -- Note on the classification of aircraft types -- Glossary
Control code
ocn953969602
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Extent
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681771588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)953969602
Label
Marked for death : the first war in the air, James Hamilton-Paterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Air war and the state -- Why biplanes? -- Armed to the teeth -- Combat and other missions -- The making of a flying man -- How they lived -- Aces -- Airmen and medics -- Parachutes and fatalism -- Home defence -- Balkans and Mesopotamia -- Postscript -- Chronology of the first air war -- Note on the classification of aircraft types -- Glossary
Control code
ocn953969602
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Extent
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681771588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)953969602

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