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Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered
 

Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

By Merriam, Frederick Warren

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    1 Oct 20

No one could doubt that Frederick Warren Merriam was one of the earliest and most important of Britain s aviation pioneers. Indeed, he taught many of the others to fly; men such as Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert de la Ferte, Air Commodore P.F.M. Fellowes (who led the aerial... Houston Everest Expedition), and Sub-Lieutenant R.A.J. Warneford VC, the first pilot to shoot down a Zeppelin. In his later years, Merriam decided that he wanted to compile a book that presented a more personal and intimate picture than has yet been produced by aviation history writers of the civil pioneers of British flying . It was no simple task. Some two years ago, Merriam continued, I conceived an idea and set to work most energetically to hunt up all the survivors of those wonderful days, to ask them if they would each contribute a story of a personal nature, something that had never before been published. It was a tall order and admittedly my hopes were not too high of finding sufficient material of the sort to fill a book. A tireless search ensued for more than a year. Many obstacles and disappointments assailed me. Of some oldtimers no trace could be found, others had passed on and one or two were too tired to trouble. However, after a little gentle persuasion [many] made the effort. The remarkable collection of stories that Merriam gathered together was never published, his death in 1956 curtailing the project. For more than sixty years the manuscript lay hidden away, all but forgotten, until it was rediscovered in 2013.
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ISBN 9781526726209
Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format Hardback
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Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781526726209
Stock Release date is 1 October 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint Air World
Released 1 Oct 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Merriam, Frederick Warren
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: First World War
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Aviation Skills / Piloting
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 629.130922
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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