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Author Name:    CUNEO, John R.

Title:   Winged Mars. Volume I : The German Air Weapon - 1870-1914. Second Printing.- and - The Air Weapon 1914-1916. Volume II of Winged Mars. First Priting, both in dustjackets

Publisher:    Military Service Publishing Company, Harrisburg, Pa., 1942, 1942

Seller ID:   113674

CUNEO, John R. Winged Mars. Volume I : The German Air Weapon - 1870-1914. With Illustrations by the Author. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Military Service Publishing Company, (December 1942). Second Printing. Pp (14),1-338. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, red lettering to front board and spine.

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CUNEO, John R. The Air Weapon 1914-1916. Volume II of Winged Mars. Harrisburg : Military Service Publishing Company, 1947. First Printing. Pp (14),1-503,(3). Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spie.

John R. Cuneo (b. September 21, 1922 - d. May 18, 1984).

Contents :

[Volume I]
1. In the Beginning.
2. Germany Adopts Military Ballooning.
3. The Rise and Fall of German Military Ballooning.
4. The Beginnings of Anti-aircraft Defense.
5. The First German Dirigibles.
6. The Fight to Build a Rigid Dirigible.
7. The Struggle for Dirigible Supremacy.
8. The German Navy Tries Zeppelins (pp 70-78).
9. Orville Wright Reminds a German General of a Circus.
10. The Birth of German Military Aviation.
11. The Awakening of German Military Aviation.
12. Airplanes in the German Navy (pp 110-116).
13. The Theoretical Use of the German Air Weapon:
I. Captive Balloons and Dirigibles.
II. Airplanes.
14. Per Ardua Ad Astra.
15. The Enigma of French Military Aeronautics.
16. The Role of the French Air Weapon.
17. The Air Weapon at the Outbreak of Hostilities.

Appendices :
I. Parsevals Accepted by the German Army Prior to August 1914.
II. Dirigibles Built by the German Army.
III. Zeppelins Accepted by the German Army Prior to August 1914.
IV. Schutte-Lanz Dirigibles Accepted by the Geman Army Prior to August 1914.
V. Private Dirigibles Taken Over by the German Army at the Outbreak of War .
VI. Dirigibles Acquired by the French and German Armies Prior to August 1914.
VII. Zeppelins Accepted by the German Navy Prior to August 1914 (p. 186).
VIII. Some German Army Airplanes of 1914.
IX. Some French and German Army Airplanes of 1914.
X. Some German Naval Seaplanes of 1914 (p. 189).
XI. Some British Naval Seaplanes of 1914 (p. 189).
XII. Organization of the German Air Weapon Prior to 1914.


[Volume II]

Part One: Tactical Air Operations Over Land.
1. The 1914 Doctrine of Warfare.
Note 1. Diplomatic Employment of the Air Weapon.
2. The Period of Concentration in the West.
Note 1. French Strategic Air Reconnaissance.
3. The French Offensive (August 1914).
Note 1. Allotment of Air Units to German Armies on the Western Front August 18, 1914.
Note 2. A Comparison of the Tactical Organization of Aviation Units on the Western Front, August 1914.
Note 3. French Air Reconnaissance During the Offense.
4. The German March Through Belgium and Northern France.
Note i. Allied Observation of the German Wheel, Through Belgium.
5. The Pursuit to the Marne.
Note 1. The Allied Discovery of the Wheel of the German First Army.
6. The Battle of the Marne.
7. The Conclusion of Open Warfare in the West.
Note 1. Allied Air Reconnaissance September-November 1914.
8. The Battles of Gumbinnen and Tannenberg.
Note 1. The Russian Air Service at the Beginning of the War.
9. The Ending of the Eastern Campaign 1914.
10. Behind the Operations of the Air Weapon (1914).
Note 1. The French Air Service Conquers Its First Crisis.
11. Trench Warfare: Blessing and Blight.
Note 1. The Beginnings of Aerial Combat.
12. The Reorganization of the German Air Force (1915).
13. To the End of 1915.
Note 1. The R.F.C.in the Allied 1915 Offensives.
Note 2. French Aviation in the Fall Offensives of 1915.
14. The German Air Weapon in the 1915 Offensives Against Russia and Serbia.
15. German Antiaircraft Defense (1914-1915).
Note 1. German Antiaircraft Activity on the Eastern Front.
16. Verdun (1916).
Note 1. French Aviation at Verdun.
17. The Preliminaries to the Somme Offensive (1916).
Note 1. Allied Air Preparations for the Somme.
18. The Somme Offensive (1916).
19. The Conclusion of the Somme Offensive (1916).
Note 1. The Allied Air Services at the Somme.
Note 2. Allied Antiaircraft Artillery.
Note 3. German Air Activity in the East and Balkans During 1916.
20. The Reorganization of the German Army Air Force (1916).
Note 1. The Beginnings of Reorganization in the British Air Services.
Note 2. The Decline of French Military Aviation (1915-1916).

Part Two : Tactical Air Operations at Sea.
21. The Watch for the British Fleet (1914).
Note 1. The Allied Air Forces (pp 297=3-04).
22. Action in the North Sea (1915).
23. Prelude to Jutland.
24. The Battle of Jutland.
Note 1. British Air Service at Jutland.
25. The Sunderland Operation.
Note 1. British Air Activity During the Sunderland Operation.
Note 2. Ink Battles Over the Jutland and Sunderland Air Operations.
Note 3. Naval Air Operations in the Baltic (1914-1916) (pp 346-347).

Part Three : Strategic air Operations.
26. The Raids on Great Britain (1914-1916).
Note 1. The Antiaircraft Defense of Great Britain.
Note 2. German Air Raids on Paris (1914).
27. The Bombing of Germany.

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Very good in spine-sunned, chipped and worn, torn and tape-repaired, price-clipped Dustjackets.
The 2-vol. set for 225.00


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