Oxford, 2001, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
"This is the second volume in The Australian Centenary History of Defence series. Histories of air forces focus on aeroplanes at the expense of people. Yet while aircraft represent a unique, even exciting, for m of combat power, they are simply an extension of human ingenuity, skill, courage, & resilience. It is not machines that make history & cause organisations to prosper: it is people. In the cause of its 80 year history the Royal Australian Air Force has developed an enviable reputation. This volume tells that story through the experience of the airmen & airwomen who have served Australia around the world over the years, from Mesopotamia in 1915 to East Timor in 2000" Unfortunately, a previous owner has taped the plastic in place. They haven't stuck the bro-dart to the book, but they have taped it to keep it together and it has left some small stains on the endpapers. Size: 250mm - 330mm. 340 pages. Dust Jacket has some minor shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Dust Jacket is now protected in archival quality clear plastic. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; 1915-2000; Aviation. ISBN: 0195541154. ISBN/EAN: 9780195541151. Main Picture: Front Cover. Picture 2: Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Hewitt (right) & Lieutenant-General W. Bridgeford 1952. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18680.