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The R. A. F. in Camera 1946-1995

The R. A. F. in Camera 1946-1995

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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 and beyond.
The RAF in Camera 1946-1995 is the third volume in a series which will bring a representative selection of these two collections to the attention of a wider audience. Many of the photographs are published here for the first time and give the reader a fascinating kaleidoscope of images depicting the vast range of operations in which the RAF was involved from the end of the Second World War right up to the Gulf War. Included are the Berlin Airlift, the 'bush' wars in Kenya, Malaya and Indonesia, atom-bomb tests in Australia and the Pacific, the Korean, Falklands and Gulf Wars, and the Suez and Cyprus crises. Each of the 240 photographs, some taken in action, 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, 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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