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UFOs of the First World War : phantom airships, balloons, aircraft and other mysterious aerial phenomena

Author: Nigel Watson
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2015.
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Lieutenant R S Maxwell took off in his BE2C fighter but saw nothing unusual until 8.25 when according to his report: 'My engine was missing irregularly and it was only by keeping the speed of the machine down to 50 mph that I was able to stay at 10,000 feet. I distinctly saw an artificial light to the north of me, and at about the same height. I followed this light northeast for nearly 20 minutes, but it seemed to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Watson, Nigel.
UFOs of the First World War : Phantom Airships, Balloons, Aircraft and Other Mysterious Aerial Phenomena.
New York : The History Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Watson
ISBN: 9780750959278 0750959274
OCLC Number: 902410579
Description: 1 online resource (302 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; 1. Early Airship Scares; 2. Britain 1909; 3. New Zealand and Australia 1909; 4. The Tillinghast Airship?; 5. Incident at Sheerness; 6. The British 1913 Scare; 7. Pre-War Scares and Sightings; 8. Phantom Aircraft over Great Britain in 1914; 9. German Aeroplanes over South Africa; 10. Phantom Motor Cars, Cossack Armies, Signals and Spies; 11. Sightings in the USA; 12. The 'Scareoplanes' of Canada; 13. Great British Sightings in 1915; 14. Norway; 15. Australia; 16. Angels and Visions; 17. Recollections of UFOs Past. 18. The Disappearing SoldiersAdditional References; Copyright.
Responsibility: Nigel Watson.

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Lieutenant R S Maxwell took off in his BE2C fighter but saw nothing unusual until 8.25 when according to his report: 'My engine was missing irregularly and it was only by keeping the speed of the machine down to 50 mph that I was able to stay at 10,000 feet. I distinctly saw an artificial light to the north of me, and at about the same height. I followed this light northeast for nearly 20 minutes, but it seemed to go slightly higher and just as quickly as myself, and eventually I lost it completely in the clouds.' Such sightings occurred frequently during the War. The reasons are fascinating i.

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