Wings: One Hundred Years of British Aerial Warfare

Wings: One Hundred Years of British Aerial Warfare

Patrick Bishop


The Royal Air strength is synonymous with its heroic achievements in the summertime of 1940, whilst Winston Churchill's "famous few"—the typhoon and Spitfire pilots of RAF Fighter Command—held Göering's Luftwaffe at bay within the conflict of england, thereby altering the process the warfare. for a lot of the twentieth century, warplanes have been fastened within the world's mind's eye, a logo of the perils and excitements of the fashionable period. yet in the area of 100 years, army aviation has morphed from the unique to the mundane. An job which was once charged with danger—the area of the daring—is now performed by way of pcs and pilotless drones. Aviators have regularly appeared diverse to squaddies and sailors—more adventurous, questing and ingenious. Their tales gripped the general public and in either wars and air aces ruled every one side's propaganda, shooting hearts and desires. Writing with the verve, ardour and the sheer narrative aplomb everyday to many millions of readers from his bestselling international warfare II aerial histories, Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, Patrick Bishop's Wings is a wealthy and compelling account of army flying from its heroic early days to the current.

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