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Speedbird : the complete history of BOAC

Author: Robin Higham
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1939 and 1946 BOAC (the British Overseas Airways Corporation) was the nationalised airline of Great Britain. Highly illustrated and meticulously researched, this book presents a complete  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Higham
ISBN: 9781780764627 1780764626
OCLC Number: 824183187
Description: xx, 491 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Boxes, Charts, and Illustrations Author's Note (1976) Author's Note (2012) Preface Part 1: Airline in Wartime, 1939-1945 Chapter 1. The Corporation at War Chapter 2. Wartime Routes and Services Chapter 3. Planning the Return to Commercial Operation Part 2: Highs and Lows, 1946-1964 Chapter 4. Re-Establishing a Commercial Airline Chapter 5. Postwar Operations, 1945-1949 Chapter 6. Apex and Aftermath: The Miles Thomas Era, 1949-1956 Chapter 7. Organization and Operations, 1949-1956 Chapter 8. The d'Erlanger Regime, 1956-1960 Chapter 9. Aircraft Procurement?Turbo-Prop and Big Jet Chapter 10. The Slattery Regime and the Crisis Part 3: 'Magna Carta' to Dissolution, 1964-1974 Chapter 11. Beginning the Last Decade Chapter 12. Edwards and the Second Force Chapter 13. Challenges and Responses in the Final Decade, 1964-1974 Chapter 14. Further Challenges and Responses, 1964-1974 Chapter 15. Concluding the BOAC Story Appendices British Governments by Prime Minister Ministers Responsible for Air and Aviation, 1939-1974 Chairmen of BOAC Members of the Board of BOAC Salaries According to Whitaker's Almanac BOAC Companies Comprehensive BOAC Fleet List Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index About the Author
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The story of BOAC is an important one - in many ways it epitomizes the postwar ritish struggle to find a viable economic strategy and secure a place in the new postcolonial world.' Air Vice-Marshal Read more...

 
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