Aviation Century the Golden AgeBook - 2003-
Images of preserved and restored wartime aircraft are featured in the third volume of the multi-volume history of aviation, accompanied by text that explains the strategic role of warplanes and re-tells dramatic stories of World War II.
Firefly Books Ltd
The third in a five volume illustrated history of aviation covers World War II. The insightful text covers both strategic and individual achievements and is accompanied by rare archival and new detailed photographs of museum aircraft.
A pictorial history of aviation from 1939-1945.
Beginning in 1939-40 with the German blitzkrieg and the Battle of Britain, aircraft repeatedly turned the tide of war. Their worth was proved in many roles besides bombing and airborne assault, including air defense, support of ground operations, maritime patrol, shipping strikes, transport support and reconnaissance. Warplanes became indispensable and revolutionized the character of war.
In Aviation Century World War II, stunning images of preserved and restored wartime aircraft are combined with archival photographs of the world's first well-photographed war to tell an unprecedented visual story of World War II. The unforgettable images are accompanied by insightful text that explains the strategic role of warplanes and describes the types and models of aircraft used by each nation, and re-tells the dramatic stories of the war.
Forewords for Aviation Century World War II are written by World War II veteran pilots Ramsay Potts and Don Lopez.
Aviation historian Ron Dick presents this history in two sections on Europe and the Middle East, and on the Pacific, China, Burma and India. His narrative covers major events of the war as well as the evolution of the use of strategic and tactical bombing; the aircraft (and details of their features and how they were used); and the people (commanders, aces, and others from both sides). The text is abundantly illustrated with photos--a mix of archival images with contemporary photos by Dan Patterson--interiors and exteriors of planes in flight and stationary, as well as portraits of prominent flyers. Distributed by Firefly Books. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)