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JACKSON, Robert. Strike from the Sea : A Survey of British Naval Air Operations, 1909-1969. London: Arthur Barker Ltd., (1970). First UK Printing. Pp 234. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed red. Law 0778. "On 19 July 1918, six Sopwith Camels took off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Furious off the Schleswig coast. Their mission -- to bomb the German Zeppelin sheds at Tondern. It was the first time in history that a force of aircraft had been launched against an enemy objective from an aircraft carrier: the first ever strike from sea. In the half century that has elapsed since that historic day, the Royal Navy's airmen have carved out a reputation of courage and skill that is second to none. This is their story -- a story of men and of courage, of crews, aircraft and ships often hurled into battle against hopeless odds." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. The Navy Grows Wings; 2. The Giant-killers; 3. Years of Frustration; 4. Rebirth; 5. Against All Odds; 6. Mediterranean Theatre, 1940;7. Germany Strikes South; 8. North Atlantic Crusade; 9. The Gallant Sacrif ices; 10. The Battle of Malta's Lifelines; 11. Convoys to Russia; 12. Over the Beaches; 13. Return to the Pacific; 14. One Damn' War after Another; 15. Operation Musketeer; 16. The Flying Fire Brigade; 17. The Future of British Naval Air Power. With appendices. Very good in lightly nicked dust jacket. 22.50
Title: Strike from the Sea: A Survey of British Naval Air Operations, 1909-1969. in dj.
Publisher: Arthur Barker, London, 1970,:
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