One Hundred Years of British Naval Aviation

B1546

The author has traced the full history of British naval aviation from the writings of Admiral Thomas Cockrane more than two hundred years ago, through the use of balloons and then towed kites to the first aeroplanes and airships, on through the triumphs of World War II and into the Cold War, then through the Energy Wars and on into the future with new large carriers due to build and the increasing use of UAVs. This is not the book for those seeking a politically correct history of the Fleet Air Arm, but it is an accurate account of the extraordinary story of innovation and great courage played against the neglect and failures of politicians keen to save money. By adopting the electronic format, the publisher has been able to produce a heavily illustrated book with concise but comprehensive text at a very low price.

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