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The Men Who Gave Us Wings: Britain and the Aeroplane, 1796-1914

The Men Who Gave Us Wings: Britain and the Aeroplane, 1796-1914 (Paperback)

By Reese, Peter

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Why did the British, then the leading nation in science and technology, fall far behind in the race to develop the aeroplane before the First World War? Despite their initial advantage, they were overtaken by the Wright brothers in America, by the French and the Germans. Peter Re...ese, in this highly readable and highly illustrated account, delves into the fascinating early history of aviation as he describes what happened and why. He recalls the brilliant theoretical work of Sir George Cayley, the inventions of other pioneers of the nineteenth century and the daring exploits of the next generation of airmen, among them Samuel Cody, A.V. Roe, Bertram Dickson, Charles Rolls and Tommy Sopwith. His narrative is illustrated with a wonderful selection of over 120 archive drawings and photographs which record the men and the primitive flying machines of a century ago.
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ISBN 9781526781956
Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Availability
7 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9781526781956
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint Pen & Sword Aviation
Released 1 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Reese, Peter
Category Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 629.13092241
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Aeronautics - History - Great Britain, Flying-machines - History - Great Britain, Flying-machines - Great Britain - History - 19th century, Flying-machines - Great Britain - History - 20th century
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade

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