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The Resource Britain's forgotten fighter ace : Captain Albert Ball VC, Walter A. Briscoe and H. Russell Stannard ; foreword by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC

Britain's forgotten fighter ace : Captain Albert Ball VC, Walter A. Briscoe and H. Russell Stannard ; foreword by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC

Label
Britain's forgotten fighter ace : Captain Albert Ball VC
Title
Britain's forgotten fighter ace
Title remainder
Captain Albert Ball VC
Statement of responsibility
Walter A. Briscoe and H. Russell Stannard ; foreword by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What Manfred von Richthofen was to Germany, Albert Ball was to Great Britain: each, at the time, was the star turn of his country and Richthofen would describe Ball as 'by far the best English flying man'. When Ball was killed in May 1917, during a dogfight with Richthofen's Jasta 11, his body was buried with full military honours, and when the death was announced it was international news. This seminal biography of Ball was first released in 1918 and features tributes by then Prime Minister David Lloyd George, Field Marshal Haig and Major General Sir Hugh Trenchard, founder of the RAF. It tells the story of this boy, barely twenty at the height of his fame, who scored forty-four confirmed kills yet was able to treat war in the air as a sport
Additional physical form
Also published electronically
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1878-1934.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Briscoe, Walter A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stannard, H. Russell
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ball, Albert
  • Fighter pilots
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Britain's forgotten fighter ace : Captain Albert Ball VC, Walter A. Briscoe and H. Russell Stannard ; foreword by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous edition: London : Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1918
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The End and the Beginning -- Ready When Wanted -- Learning to Fly -- A Promising Pupil -- ̀The Eyes of an Army' -- The ̀Crisis' of the Fokker -- Everywhere in France -- ̀With God's Help' -- ̀Why I Feel Safe' -- The Red Battle Flyer -- Ball's Methods -- ̀In England -- Now' -- Back to the Front -- Triumph -- The Last Flight -- Missing -- The Supreme Sacrifice -- ̀The Victoria Cross' -- World Tributes
Control code
ocn890389440
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New edition
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781445622361
Isbn Type
(print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), 1 map (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)890389440
Label
Britain's forgotten fighter ace : Captain Albert Ball VC, Walter A. Briscoe and H. Russell Stannard ; foreword by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC
Publication
Note
Previous edition: London : Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1918
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The End and the Beginning -- Ready When Wanted -- Learning to Fly -- A Promising Pupil -- ̀The Eyes of an Army' -- The ̀Crisis' of the Fokker -- Everywhere in France -- ̀With God's Help' -- ̀Why I Feel Safe' -- The Red Battle Flyer -- Ball's Methods -- ̀In England -- Now' -- Back to the Front -- Triumph -- The Last Flight -- Missing -- The Supreme Sacrifice -- ̀The Victoria Cross' -- World Tributes
Control code
ocn890389440
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New edition
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781445622361
Isbn Type
(print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), 1 map (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)890389440

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