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PER ARDUA: The Rise of British Air Power 1911—1939 Hilary St. George Saunders

PER ARDUA: The Rise of British Air Power 1911—1939

Hilary St. George Saunders

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PRE-ISBNThe first paragraph of the author’s (Hilary St. George Saunders) Preface, dated 25 March 1944:This will, I hope, be the first volume of a short history of the Royal Air Forces from its beginning as an air battalion in 1911 to its apotheosisMorePRE-ISBNThe first paragraph of the author’s (Hilary St. George Saunders) Preface, dated 25 March 1944:This will, I hope, be the first volume of a short history of the Royal Air Forces from its beginning as an air battalion in 1911 to its apotheosis in 19–? When this war ends. The present volume takes the story to the 3rd September 1939. I did not feel it possible to go further at this moment, for many reasons. One will suffice. While we are still fighting it is not possible to obtain sufficient material to write with full knowledge of the facts- our own strategic plans must remain secret and moreover, the enemy’s side of the picture is not available.”53 b/w photographic plates + 7 b/w photo-reproduced original documents (Crown copyright reserved). Plus 9 b/w line maps.Appendices (5), Bibliography, Index.