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Pictorial History of the German Army Air Service 1914-1918

By Imrie, Alex

London: Ian Allan, 1971. 1st edition. dust jacket. Nice Copy. 8vo.. 176pp., b/w pls., appends., bibliog., An illustrated history of the birth & death of the first Luftwaffe

$42.00

Marked for Death: The First World War in the Air

By Hamilton-Paterson, James

London: Head of Zeus, 2015. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. 8vo.. 356pp., colour & b/w plates, bibliog., index, A rather sobering account of the war in the air in WWI. Fine social history but with substantial technical detail

$22.40

Three Wings for the Red Baron : Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics, and Airplanes

By Bennett, Leon

Shippensburg: White Mane Books, 2000. 1st edition. dust jacket. Nice Copy. 8vo.. 240pp., b/w plates, text ills., glossary, notes, index, ‘explores the career of Manfred von Richthofen, top fighter pilot in the Imperial German Air Service during World War I, and tells the story of his famous three-winged airplane, the Fokker Triplane.’ Owners’ bookplate & neat ownership signature o/w nice copy

$49.00

Die Albatros (Oeffag)-Jagdflugzeuge der k.u.k. Luftfahrtruppen

By Schiemer, Peter

Graz: H. Weishaupt Verlag, 1984. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. quarto. 264pp., b/w plates, text ills., appends., bibliog., index, Very detailed account. GERMAN TEXT. Scarce

$140.00

Billy Bishop VC: Lone Wolf Hunter, The RAF Ace Re-examined

By Kilduff, Peter

London: Grub Street, 2014. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. lge. 8vo.. 192pp., b/w plates, maps, notes, appendix., bibliog., index, A careful look at Bishop’s claims & an analysis of his air combats from archives & records of both sides. Inc. many previously unpublished photos

$33.60

German Knights of the Air: Holders of the Ordre Pour Le Merite

By Treadwell, Terry C. & Wood, Alan C.

London: Brassey's, c.1972. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. lge. 8vo.. 208pp., b/w plates, bibliog., index, With photos & short biographies of each recipient

$33.60

Flying Fox: Otto Fuchs: A German Aviator's Story, 1917-1918

By Wait, Adam M.

Atglen: Schiffer, 2012. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. 8vo.. 376pp., b/w plates, maps, appends., references, index, ‘Combines the translation of a German pilot's classic autobiographical novel of flying in the First World War with a historical investigation that both illuminates and expands upon the original narrative. In 1933 the Koehler Verlag in Leipzig published Wir Flieger ("We Flyers"), by Otto Fuchs, who flew and fought in artillery observation and fighter squadrons in the Imperial German air service. The author presented the work as the recollections of an unknown pilot, changing names, unit designations, and airfield locations in order to protect the identities of the persons involved and to thwart inquiry. Adam Wait has not only provided a thoroughly annotated translation of Wir Flieger which retains the vividness of the author's original prose, but has also conducted meticulous research to uncover the true facts behind the story’

$42.00

Men & Machines of the Australian Flying Corps 1914-19

By Schaedel, Charles

Melbourne: Kookaburra Publications , c.1972. 1st edition. pictorial boards. Nice Copy. lge. 8vo.. 56pp., col. & b/w pls., text ills., maps, bibliog., index, Interesting collection of photos. Also some nice colour plates

$33.60

Great War Fighter Aces 1914-1918: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

By Franks, Norman

Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2014. 1st edition. pictorial wrappers. As New. lge. 8vo. 151pp., b/w plates, Images of War series

$28.00

Mannock: The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock VC, DSO, MC, RAF

By Franks, Norman

London: Grub Street, 2008. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. 8vo.. 192pp., b/w plates, maps, appends., bibliog., index, Mannock was a British flying ace in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force during the First World War. He was a pioneer of fighter aircraft tactics in aerial warfare. At his death he had amassed 61 aerial victories, the fifth highest scoring pilot of the war. Inc. appendices of Mannock’s combat victories

$33.60

Aces Falling: War Above the Trenches 1918

By Hart, Peter

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. 8vo.. 386pp., b/w plates, maps, notes, ‘At the beginning of 1918 the great aces seemed invincible. Flying above the battlefields of the Western Front, they cut a deadly swathe through the ranks of their enemies, as each side struggled to keep control of the air. Some were little more than boys when they started to fly, yet they were respected and feared as some of the deadliest killers in the sky. But as the press of fighting increased with the great offensives of 1918, nervous stress and physical exhaustion finally began to take their toll - and one by one the aces began to fall. This book charts the rise and fall of the WWI aces in the context of the vast battles that were taking place in 1918’

$33.60

Zeppelin: A Battle for Air Supremacy in World War I

By Rimell, Raymond Laurence

London: Conway Maritime, 1984. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. lge. 8vo.. 256pp., b/w pls., text ills., maps, notes, bibliog., index, Includes excellent appendices of Airships destroyed; technical data; Roll of Honour : British & Canadian pilots; technical data; Roll of Honour : German Airship crews; camouflage & markings etc.

$126.00

Above Ypres: The German Air Force in Flanders 1914-1918

By Deneckere, Bernard

Brighton: Firestep Press, 2013. 1st edition. laminated boards. As New. quarto. 164pp., b/w plates, maps, bibliog., ‘a definitive account of the costly battles waged above the Ypres Salient during the First World War. The simultaneous misery and bravery that occurred on Belgian battlefields, such as Hill 60, Messines, Yser, Mount Kemmel, Passchendaele, and Ypres, has been thoroughly documented and examined over time. Yet, not until now has the air force received their proper due for their significant role in the battles: for five years, the air force battled intensely in the sky as their comrades waged war in the trenches below. Written from a German perspective, Above Ypres provides a detailed history of the German Air Service and the Naval Air Arm and examines the roles of particular planes, airfields, tactics, and major battles that contributed to their airpower growth’

$42.00

Gunning for the Red Baron

By Bennett, Leon

College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2006. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. 8vo.. vii + 207pp., b/w plates, text ills., glossary, bibliog., index, ‘The daring air aces of WWI faced more than the enemy when they took to the sky; their chances of being hit were high; the odds of their hitting the enemy were low. One pilot, French Captain Albert Moris, reported 400 hits to his aircraft in his 253 hours of flying, more than a hit per hour. Even the most manoeuvrable of the British fighters, the Sopwith Camel, lost as many machines as its pilots shot down. Pilots flying Camels rang up 1,294 victories, but 1,500 machines were lost to accidents and enemy fire, and many Camel pilots died within weeks of entering combat. Was it luck or skill that sustained the Red Baron, the German ace who flew, fought, and thrived until he was finally shot down in April 1918? Shows why it was so hard to score a hit, what qualities helped the aces succeed, and the weapons and planes that were celebrated in the "air war to end wars.

$33.60

The Red Baron: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

By Pickthall, Barry

Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2016. 1st edition. pictorial wrappers. As New. lge. 8vo. viii + 104pp., b/w plates, Images of War series

$28.00

Barker VC: The Life, Death and Legend of Canada's Most Decorated War Hero

By Ralph, Wayne

Toronto: Doubleday, 1998. 1st ed. thus. stiff wrappers. As New. 8vo.. ix + 308pp., b/w plates, appends., bibliog., index, Signed by Wayne Ralph on the title-page

$28.00

Kek's and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916

By Ryheul, Johan

London: Fonthill, 2014. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. lge. 8vo.. 236pp., b/w plates, colour maps, bibliog., ‘This is the first time that the history of the German Kampfeinsitzer Kommandos, better known as KEKs and the Fokkerstaffels, have been gathered in a book. The KEKs were the predecessors of the famous Jagdstaffeln or Jastas which would wreak havoc on Allied aircraft over the trenches during the First World War. Aces such as Boelcke, Immelmann, Berthold, Buddecke, Göring, Udet, Frankl, Bernert, Veltjens, Student, von Althaus and Leffers were feared and revered by their Allied contemporaries’

$42.00

On a Wing and a Prayer

By Levine, Joshua

London: Collins, 2008. 1st edition. stiff wrappers. Nice Copy. 8vo.. x + 371pp., b/w pls., index, The aviation heroes of WWI, both British & German, in their own words

$28.00

The First Battle of Britain 1917-18 & the Birth of the Royal Air Force

By Fredette, Raymond H.

London: Cassell, 1966. 1st edition. dust jacket. Nice Copy. 8vo.. xv + 289pp., b/w pls., maps, appends., bibliog., index, The story of Kampfgeschwader 3, the ‘England Squadron’ & their raids against Britain 1917-18

$56.00

The Canvas Falcons

By Longstreet, Stephen

New York: World Publishing, 1970. 1st edition / 1st printing. dust jacket. Nice Copy. 8vo.. xiii + 365pp., b/w pls., appendix, bibliog., Story of the Men & Planes of WWI. Short biographies of the Air Aces of Britain, Germany, France, Russia, Belgium, Italy and America. Uncommon first edition

$33.60

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