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Aces High: The War in the Air over the Western Front 1914-18 (Bloomsbury Reader) Kindle Edition
|Length: 164 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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This book is fairly factual, by no means badly written but by no means gripping. It covers its subject well and might be essential reading for a WW1 historian but does not give much in the way of interest other than the strictly academic. We all aready knew the shockingly low life expectancy of a pilot in WW1 and this book goes some way to explaining why. The description of how advances in technology helped one side to maintain superiority until their enemy made an even greater step towards perfecting the aeroplane and regained the lead is important in the relatively short history of aerial warfare.
Do not expect it to be remotely similar to the motion picture of the same name.
On the plus side it has made me buy The Donkeys by the same author which I expect to be much more provocative. If you are still interested, buy it. If you were expecting a "Battle of Britain" type narrative don't.
This is a simply excellent book which is informative, beautifully illustrated, and gives a great overview of the coming of age of the fighter ace over the course of the Great War. Very highly recommended.
Concise, elegiac, beautifully-presented, this is a compelling work of history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An interesting read that provides an unusual perspective on the use of air power over the Western Front from the birth of powered flight through to the development of Strategic... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Spence
A famous book on a fascinating subject, but the editing of the kindle version is very bad. Wrong punctuation in places, new paragraphs starting seemingly at random at times, and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kevkev
A very good read if you're interested in this subject or WW1 in general. Easy to read and very informative. Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2014 by Steven Cotton
Informative for non specialist readers like myself. Only a glimpse over the surface detail though so for more serious scholars not the book to choose.Published on 14 Oct. 2013 by colin elder
Just thought I would have in my store of books tp read when i next have a holiday, so have not read it yet.Published on 5 Oct. 2013 by Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey
A great read if you like flying history. Goes into great detail and I learned a lot from it Well worth a readPublished on 3 Oct. 2013 by MR D H HAMILTON
First attempt at cheap Kindle book and gave a great insight into origins of RAF and their performance in WW1Published on 31 July 2013 by Mr I S Fleming
An interesting and engageing history of the birth of the RAF and the war in the skies over France in the First World War. Read morePublished on 27 July 2013 by Trevor W