Wings over the Desert

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: Haynes Pubns
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'Great War RFC pilot Eric Seward survived being shot down (and an epic trek across the Sinai desert) besides five other major crashes. Told by his son, a well-known historian, his story recaptures the thrills and dangers of the pioneering age of air combat.' Book jacket.

Author Biography

Desmond Seward is a writer and historian whose best-known book is the top-selling The Monks of War: The Military Orders. He lives in Berkshire.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Preface: 'Hun Chivalry'p. 13
Royal Flying Corps or Aéronautique Militaire?p. 18
The Battle for the Suez Canal, 1915-16p. 26
Planes and Personnelp. 42
Flying above the Sinai Desertp. 58
Leave in Cairop. 80
Lawrence of Arabiap. 88
The First Battle of Gazap. 96
The 'Seward Exploit'p. 106
The Second Battle of Gaza - Stalematep. 113
A Genuine Blightyp. 118
Allenby Takes Overp. 125
The Cavalry of the Cloudsp. 139
The Third Battle of Gazap. 148
The Capture of Jerusalemp. 160
The School of Aeronauticsp. 173
Prelude to Armageddonp. 183
Megiddop. 190
On Geoffrey Salmond's Staffp. 205
Epilogue: The Dreamp. 210
Chronologyp. 219
Sourcesp. 220
Indexp. 222
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