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First World War in the Air
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 28 December 2012
A brilliant survery of the growth of air power during teh First World War. Immaculate research by the author, the book is written in an accessible, easy to read fashion. Well recommended for anyone with an interest in this topic. Also informative for those just getting to grips with the subject.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 July 2014
There are some terrific photographs. I prefer books to downloads, but the Kindle price seems a bit high. I've written a book on WW1 myself, with a section upon the air conflict, and Carradice gives an excellent overview. The problem is that if we fully annotate and reference many of the hundreds of facts in such books, the book becomes uneconomic to produce. As such, critics will find something to carp about, without realising that without truncations of text and some missing explanations, the book would not exist. It is not a book for the WW1 air expert, but for someone who wants to know about the first days of flight, and the first use of planes in battle forcing through massive technological changes and leading to the air travel industry we know today. A very good and easily readable, accessible book, all in all.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2014
This is not a good book. It has mistakes throughout, is very thin on actual detail, has a weak structure and adds very little to the subject. The author is very obviously not an expert on WWI aviation and it shows.
At £6 for the Kindle, it's not cheap either. Avoid and instead get "The First Air War 1914-1918" by Lee Kennett. Far better researched, more interesting and factually accurate, available on Kindle for about the same price but in a completely different league to Mr Carradice's amateurish effort.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2013
I bought this to add to my collection of books on the air war 1914 - 1918. Slightly disappointed, this book would be ideal for someone who does not know a great deal about this period, if you are already a student of the WWI air conflict you may find it a bit simple. There are a number of errors including mis - identification of aircraft on photographs.
Recommended for anyone who has a passing interest and does not want a long, technical read
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