Dog-Fight: Aerial Tactics of the Aces of World War I by Norman Franks

By Norman Franks

The historical past of WWI aviation is a wealthy and sundry tale marked via the evolution of plane from gradual relocating, fragile, and unreliable powered kites, into fast, agile, stable fighter craft. even as there emerged a brand new type of soldier, the fighter pilots whose person crafty and bravado turned an important within the struggle for keep an eye on of the air. Dog-fight strains this speedy technological improvement along the method and making plans of commanders and front-line airmen as they tailored to the swiftly altering occasions round them and realized to get the simplest from their machines. frequently, this concerned studying and using strategies instinctively to stick alive. in accordance with the authors own correspondence with a couple of WWI fighter pilots and aces, and drawing on released modern memoirs, this is often an authoritative and full of life heritage that serves as an enthralling tribute to the courageous pilots of each side.

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See W. A. Armstrong, ‘The use of information about occupation’, in E. A. ), Nineteenth century society (Cambridge, 1972), 200–9, for a more complete discussion of the problems of the 1911 Census categories. See Registrar General’s Decennial Supplement, Part II, Occupational mortality, fertility and infant mortality, 1921, ciii–cxiv, for a list of occupational categories. See Armstrong, ‘The use of information about occupation’, 203. Many scholars have identified the problems associated with this method of classification, highlighting the fact that the social status of the children was determined by the male occupation.

Recruits were selected solely on education, sporting ability and occupation. 17 The most prominent and important 14 15 16 17 been used instead. See W. A. Armstrong, ‘The use of information about occupation’, in E. A. ), Nineteenth century society (Cambridge, 1972), 200–9, for a more complete discussion of the problems of the 1911 Census categories. See Registrar General’s Decennial Supplement, Part II, Occupational mortality, fertility and infant mortality, 1921, ciii–cxiv, for a list of occupational categories.

S. 8 However, as P. J. ’9 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 See McKibbin for an analysis of the middle-class preoccupation with joining clubs and societies in 1920s Britain: Classes and cultures, 87. Ian Beckett has emphasized the fact that the Territorials were primarily a working-class movement: ‘The Territorial Force’, 145. It was likely to be the skilled workers, with regular leisure time, who adhered to ‘respectable’ values similar to the middle classes, who were attracted to the Territorials. R. Roberts, ‘The class structure of the ‘‘classic slum’’’, in P.

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