This book pictures the growth of British air transport from inception in 1910 to the formation of Imperial Airways in 1934 and the beginnings of BOAC. It shows the impetus given to aircraft production in WWI and presents an account of the operational and financial fortunes of each of the principal airlines which began operations shortly after.
The de Havilland Aircraft Company, already an international business, opened an aerodrome in 1930 on farmland which it acquired to the west of Hatfield. However, significant events had already brought aircraft over the town, often de Havillands, for the past twenty years. The companys School of Flying was the first operation to take up residence. ......
This fascinating new history follows the course of Japan's ultimately unequal struggle against the great allied powers. Unsparing in its treatment of Japan's culpability for unleashing the Second World War, Japan at War 1931-1945 objectively appraises the unfolding tragedy which eventually engulfed Japan itself.
A comprehensive examination of the Third Reich's foreign policy between the pre-war years of 1933-1939, from Germany's withdrawal from the League of Nations, to the remilitarization of the Rhineland, the Austrian 'Anschluss', the Munich Conference, the annexation of the Czech lands, the Danzig crisis, and finally to the outbreak of World War II.
A history of aviation in Scotland in the 1920s and 1930s related through its airfields and landing grounds. All aspects of flying are covered including seaplane operations and gliding. There is also a chapter on aerodromes that were planned for a number of towns but never built. All the topics are illustrated with numerous photographs and plans.
For a ten-year-old, with explosions all about him and with the world seeming to be burning the war made a vivid impression. His Westphalian village consisted largely of traditional homesteads built of wattle and daub. The U.S. Third Army lit up the village with phosphor grenades from several mountains away. The world seemed to be coming to an end.
Germany's Information and Disinformation Apparatus 1932-40
Total Espionage was first published shortly before Pearl Harbor and is fresh in its style, retaining immediacy unpolluted by the knowledge of subsequent events. It tells how the whole apparatus of the Nazi state was geared towards war by its systematic gathering of information and dissemination of disinformation. The author, a Berlin journalist, ......
A collection of writings by a fascinating thinker in the history of Marxism, Antonio Gramsci, who wrote on subjects from folklore to philosophy, popular culture to political strategy. The volume features an introduction by a leading Marxist historian, a biographical introduction and a glossary.
The history of some of history's most interesting, and strangest, flying boats! High Hulls delves into the stories of beautiful and unusual aircraft from a vanished time. Both ship and plane, these machines covered the globe in the 1930s and 1940s, performing a multitude of tasks. This book reveals the history of over thirty of these amazing ......