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The Resource Fire in the sky : the Australian Flying Corps in the First World War, Michael Molkentin

Fire in the sky : the Australian Flying Corps in the First World War, Michael Molkentin

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Fire in the sky : the Australian Flying Corps in the First World War
Title
Fire in the sky
Title remainder
the Australian Flying Corps in the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Michael Molkentin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Using private letters, diaries and official records, historian Michael Molkentin reveals, for the first time in over 90 years, the remarkable story of the airmen and mechanics of the Australian Flying Corps. It is a tale of heroism and endurance; of a war fought thousands of feet above the trenches in aircraft of timber and fabric without radios, parachutes or oxygen. Fire in the Sky takes readers up into this chaotic tumult among the clouds and into the midst of a war from which only one in two Australian airmen emerged unscathed
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Molkentin, Michael
Dewey number
940.44994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Fire in the sky : the Australian Flying Corps in the First World War, Michael Molkentin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-395) and index
Contents
Prologue : 5 September 1918, Douai sector, France--The birth of military aviation in Australia--Life and death in the Australian Flying Corps--Egypt and Sinai, 1916--War above the trenches, Gaza, January to August 1917--No. 1 Squadron's coming of age--The Battle of Megiddo, September and October 1918--Training in Britain, 1917-18--The Australian Flying Corps on the Western Front, 1917--The German spring offensives, 1918--From German offensive to British counter-offensive, April to July 1918--The British offensive, July and August 1918--Fighting to the finish, September to November 1918--Legacy of the Australian Flying Corps
Control code
000045859547
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 404 p., [14] p. of plates
Isbn
9781742370729
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Fire in the sky : the Australian Flying Corps in the First World War, Michael Molkentin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-395) and index
Contents
Prologue : 5 September 1918, Douai sector, France--The birth of military aviation in Australia--Life and death in the Australian Flying Corps--Egypt and Sinai, 1916--War above the trenches, Gaza, January to August 1917--No. 1 Squadron's coming of age--The Battle of Megiddo, September and October 1918--Training in Britain, 1917-18--The Australian Flying Corps on the Western Front, 1917--The German spring offensives, 1918--From German offensive to British counter-offensive, April to July 1918--The British offensive, July and August 1918--Fighting to the finish, September to November 1918--Legacy of the Australian Flying Corps
Control code
000045859547
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 404 p., [14] p. of plates
Isbn
9781742370729
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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