Airfields and Airmen of Ypres (Battleground Europe) front coverAirfields and Airmen of Ypres (Battleground Europe) back cover

Airfields and Airmen of Ypres (Battleground Europe) (2001 Paperback)


£8.00

Good condition used 2001 First Edition Paperback.

Published by Leo Cooper/Pen & Sword Books,
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK.
Author: Mike O’Connor.
ISBN: 9780850527537.ISBN: 0850527538
Approx dims: 215mm h x 135mm w x 12mm d.

1 in stock


Airfields and Airmen of Ypres (Battleground Europe)

Condition and Description:

Good condition used 2001 First Edition Paperback.

Published by Leo Cooper/Pen & Sword Books Ltd, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK.
Author: Mike O’Connor.
ISBN: 9780850527537.ISBN: 0850527538
Approx dims: 215mm h x 135mm w x 12mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition pictorial cover with slight signs of handling. Intact spine. 192 clean pages of English text with b&w photo illustrations and battle plans, no inscriptions. Some previous dampness crinkling effect to top inside pages. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Airfields and Airmen of Ypres (Battleground Europe):

This is the first book in the Battleground Europe Series discovering the airfields and airmen of the Great War. It is sometimes forgotten that the Wright Brother’s first flight took place only in 1903; yet fifteen years later the Royal Air Force had over 20,000 aircraft of all types including night bombers.

This book takes the reader to the sites of the airfields used by the Royal Flying Corps in the vicinity of the Ypres Salient. These fields were basic in the extreme compared with airbases of WW2 and today; flattish ground hitherto used for agriculture purposes trampled down by men and vehicles. It was here that the primitive aircraft were based, surrounded by a tented camp and temporary buildings.

Yet out of such places the great legendary air aces of the war operated. The book also reveals the locations of many killed whilst engaged in combat flying.Pilots from other countries (French, German etc) are also covered.