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Balloon-busting aces of world war 1

Author: Jon Guttman
Publisher: London : Osprey Pub., 2014.
Series: Osprey aircraft of the aces, 66.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tethered balloons reached their zenith as a means of providing a stationary observation platform above the battlefield during World War I. It took a special breed of daredevil to take on such odds deep in enemy lines in order to destroy a balloon, with Balloon specialists such as Willy Coppens, Pierre Bourjade and Michel Coiffard rising to the challenge. This book covers the story of these 'balloon busters' from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Guttman, Jon.
Balloon-busting aces of world war 1.
London : Osprey Pub., 2014
(OCoLC)71345187
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Guttman
ISBN: 9781472803870 1472803876
OCLC Number: 869307078
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 23, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource.
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Series Title: Osprey aircraft of the aces, 66.
Responsibility: Jon Guttman.

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Tethered balloons reached their zenith as a means of providing a stationary observation platform above the battlefield during World War I. It took a special breed of daredevil to take on such odds deep in enemy lines in order to destroy a balloon, with Balloon specialists such as Willy Coppens, Pierre Bourjade and Michel Coiffard rising to the challenge. This book covers the story of these 'balloon busters' from both sides in World War 1 through a mix of first-hand accounts and expert analysis, which compares tactics, theatres of operation, aircraft types and the overall odds for success.

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"Text and color drawings...cover a variety of aces and aircraft types from both sides. The introduction that covers development and operational use of balloons during WWI is a valuable nugget for Read more...

 
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