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Reaching for the Sky: One Hundred Defining Moments from the Royal Air Force 1918-2018

Scott Addington



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05 September 2018
History; Military history; Air forces & warfare; Aircraft: general interest; Gift books
2018 marks the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force. Founded in the final months of the Great War, this book provides the greatest facts and figures relating to the RAF. Who were the original Aces? What was the longest mission undertaken? How much did the heaviest bomb weigh? Who flew the most sorties? What was the fastest speed ever encountered in battle? How many aircraft were in the sky during the Battle of Britain? What was the day of heaviest loses in conflict? Who had the longest career? Who is the most famous? All this and much more is uncovered in a range of informative and detailed events spanning the centenary; biographies, fun facts, myth busters and illustrated throughout with infographics and contemporary photographs.
By:   Scott Addington
Imprint:   UNICORN
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 180mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781911604457
ISBN 10:   1911604457
Pages:   220
Publication Date:   05 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Scott Addington is an established author on both world wars. He is known for writing in a lively way that informs and inspires people at many levels of readership.

Reviews for Reaching for the Sky: One Hundred Defining Moments from the Royal Air Force 1918-2018

The pocket-sized book, filled with information and lore, is perfect for an afternoon's browsing. --Air & Space

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