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

Hamilton-Paterson, James, author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville 358.4 HAMILTON (Text) 34706001527003 Aviation Collection Available -
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Greensburg 358.4 HAMILTON-PATERSON (Text) 32826014041883 New Books Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 358.4 HAM (Text) 36626103762704 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 358.4 HAMILTON-PATER (Text) 33946003137259 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 940.44 HAM (Text) 34330512994824 Adult - New Books Checked out 12/08/2016

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  • ISBN: 9781681771588
  • ISBN: 1681771586
  • Physical Description: 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-343) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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. --
Subject: Fighter planes > History > 20th century.
Fighter pilots > History > 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 > Aerial operations.

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