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The R. A. F. in Camera 1939-1945

The R. A. F. in Camera 1939-1945

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{detailed description}For many decades a fascinating and sizeable archive of photographs, depicting the operational and ground activities of the RAF, has remained unrecorded and largely unseen in thousands of documents held at the Public Record Office at Kew. Other equally important images of the RAF can be found in the official archives of the Ministry of Defence in London. Together these two important collections cover a period from 1903, when the RAF's predecessors became interested in the possibilities of military aviation, through to the high-technology application of air power in the Gulf War of 1991.
The RAF in Camera 1939-1945 is the second volume in a series which will bring a representative selection of these two collections to the notice of a wider audience. Many of the photographs are published for the first time and give the reader a fascinating kaleidoscope of images depicting the vast range of offensive, defensive and ground-based operations in which the RAF was involved during the Second World War.
This second volume covers the period from September 1939 to August 1945. It includes the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain and the operations of Bomber, Fighter and Coastal Commands, and the 2nd Tactical Air Force, as well as some of the other second-line commands at home. Further afield, there are photographs taken of operations in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy and the Far East.
The RAF in Camera 1939-1945 contains over 240 photographs, many of which were taken in action. Each photograph has been thoroughly researched and is accompanied by a detailed caption. This remarkable volume of illustrations will appeal not only to those with an interest in the Royal Air Force and the Second World War, but also to anyone with an interest in the history of military aviation.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Roy Conyers Nesbitt 1996 1st edition. 182pp
{condition}previous owner's stamp otherwise mint, d/j fine.
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