The Resource Aces falling : war above the trenches, 1918, Peter Hart

Aces falling : war above the trenches, 1918, Peter Hart

Label
Aces falling : war above the trenches, 1918
Title
Aces falling
Title remainder
war above the trenches, 1918
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By 1918 the great First World War 'aces' had become the stuff of legend, and names like Manfred von Richthofen, James McCudden and Edward Mannock were powerful symbols to the warring nations. To their contemporaries these men seemed invincible. Their tactical genius, aerobatic flying skills and deadly gunnery had left a trail of burning aircraft in the skies above France." "But the very nature of war was changing. In a desperate measure to counter the vast ground offensives of that spring, scouts were sent on strafing missions, skimming just feet above the roads and trenches where they were vulnerable to ground fire. The size of the formations began to grow on both sides, and sheer numbers of aircraft began to outweigh individual skills in combat. Increasingly the air war was being fought through bombing raids, conducted by day and night, where all the hard-won specialist skills of the scouts were barely relevant." "As the war changed around them the aces were pushed to their physical and mental limits. The effects of constant high altitude flying without oxygen in open cockpits slowly eroded their health. Increasingly they were tortured by inner fears that they might share the fate of the men they had killed, and as the year wore on the aces began to fall, one by one." "In this book Peter Hart tells the whole tragic story of the air war in 1918. Using the voices of the men themselves, he describes exactly what it was like to fight and die in the skies over the Western Front. At the same time he relates the air war to the fighting on the ground, and shows how developments in bombing and strafing not only brought a new dimension to the Great War, but also pointed the way to the wars of the future."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, Peter
Dewey number
940.44
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D600
LC item number
.H37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Air pilots, Military
Label
Aces falling : war above the trenches, 1918, Peter Hart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 41
  • 4
  • Impending Storm
  • 65
  • 5
  • Gotterdammerung on the Somme
  • 95
  • 6
  • The Battle for Flanders
  • 133
  • 1
  • 7
  • The Death of Richthofen
  • 164
  • 8
  • Fading Hopes
  • 178
  • 9
  • Falling Aces
  • 195
  • 10
  • Where Are We
  • A Black Day
  • 205
  • 11
  • Ordinary Boys
  • 236
  • 12
  • Bombers over Germany
  • 261
  • 13
  • End Game
  • 8
  • 284
  • 14
  • When the Show is Over
  • 350
  • 2
  • So Much to Learn
  • 21
  • 3
  • Aces Rising
Control code
ocn123797596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297846536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)123797596
Label
Aces falling : war above the trenches, 1918, Peter Hart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 41
  • 4
  • Impending Storm
  • 65
  • 5
  • Gotterdammerung on the Somme
  • 95
  • 6
  • The Battle for Flanders
  • 133
  • 1
  • 7
  • The Death of Richthofen
  • 164
  • 8
  • Fading Hopes
  • 178
  • 9
  • Falling Aces
  • 195
  • 10
  • Where Are We
  • A Black Day
  • 205
  • 11
  • Ordinary Boys
  • 236
  • 12
  • Bombers over Germany
  • 261
  • 13
  • End Game
  • 8
  • 284
  • 14
  • When the Show is Over
  • 350
  • 2
  • So Much to Learn
  • 21
  • 3
  • Aces Rising
Control code
ocn123797596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297846536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)123797596

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