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SOPWITH CAMELS OVER ITALY 1917-1918 - IMAGES OF WAR

Rare photographs from wartime archives

Autore: Norman Franks

Codice: 220774

€ 18,50

DISPONIBILE MAGGIO 2018

 

Di Norman Franks questo “Images of War” che traccia l’attività svolta da tre squadroni di caccia Sopwith Camel inglesi in Italia settentrionale durante la Grande Guerra.

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During the First World War, Italy was on the side of their British Allies and their fight was against the Austro-Hungarian Empire, bordering on Austria. In October 1917, the Austro-Hungarians managed to push the Italians back during the battle of Caporetto. With the danger signs obvious, both Britain and France sent reinforcements. Britain s Royal Flying Corps sent three squadrons of Sopwith Camel fighters, plus one RE8 reconnaissance squadron, and these Camel squadrons fought gallantly over the plains and mountainous regions of north-east Italy, sharing the air battle with aircraft of the Italian Air Force. Despite the difference in landscape between France and Italy, the Camel pilots employed the same air-fighting tactics and assisted in ground support missions that proved just as destructive in Italy as they had in France. Accompanied by a large selection of photographs of the men and the machines that saw action in this conflict, this book is a welcome addition to Pen and Sword s Images of War series.

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

Abbondantemente illustrato

Pagine

144

Misure

19 x 25

ISBN
9781526723086


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