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This review is from: Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916 (Paperback)
A multitude of books have been written about the war on the ground but this is an eminently readable account of the war in the sky.
The first successful ever flight had only taken pleace a few years prior to the start of the Great War yet Peter Hart expertly guides us through an account not only of the campaign but the development of flying itself.
The Allies, for the most part, had control of the skies and through a series of pictures and fascinating personal accounts we see how the Royal Flying Corps developed its role and contribution as the capabilities of their machines progressed.
We have contributions from the Allied and German sides; the Germans made full public use of their pilots successes whilst the British pilots success was kept more underwraps - the names of German aces like Oswold Boelck and Manfrd evon Richtofen being well known to the British public.
I would fully recommend this book, now available in paper back, for it's thriiling account of the Royal Flying Corps Somme Success.