Airship: Design, Development and Disaster

Airship: Design, Development and DisasterAirship by John Swinfield
ISBN: 9781591140344
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2012
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, Modern, 20th Century, Transportation, General
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Development of the rigid airship with a short section on Zeppelins.

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the War

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the WarWings of War by Rudolf StarkClaud W. Sykes
ISBN: 9781612001876
on February 19th 2015
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Literary Collections, Diaries & Journals
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: The end game of the Imperial German air force first published in 1933.

Collishaw & Company: Canadians in the Royal Naval Air Service 1914 – 1918

Collishaw & Company: Canadians in the Royal Naval Air Service 1914 – 1918Collishaw and Company by Joseph Allan Snowie
ISBN: 9780692009895
Published by Nieuport Publishing on October 1st 2010
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: During WWI some 943 Canadians flew for the RNAS in East Africa, Mesopotamia, Gallipoli, Romania, and Russia and over the Western Front, England and the North Sea.

The German Airforce I Knew, 1914-1918

The German Airforce I Knew, 1914-1918The German Airforce I Knew 1914-1918 by Georg Paul Neumann
ISBN: 9781783463138
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on March 30th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 253

Len's Summary: Survey of the German Airforce (Luftstreitkräft) in WWI written in 1920 by a veteran of aerial combat and illustrated with drawings and photos.

Aircraft of World War I

Aircraft of World War IAircraft of World War I by Bob Pearson, Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781906626655
Published by Amber Books on 2010
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Aircraft identification guide arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign including information on the role and impact of each aircraft, orders of battle, aces and commanding officers. -- A detailed and comprehensive guide to aircraft arranged by theater. Includes orders of battle, lists of commanders and aces. Well worth the modest price for aircraft and military historians, and modelers. Available from www.casematepublishing.com

Recollections of the Great War in the Air

Recollections of the Great War in the AirRecollections of the Great War in the Air by James R. McConnell
ISBN: 9781781580806
on March 1st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 98

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a Lafayette Escadrille pilot first published in 1917. According to WWI aviation expert Steve Suddaby, this is a “long-lost gem.” // Memoir of an American volunteer in the Lafayette Escadrille.

No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI

No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWINo Parachute by Arthur Gould Lee
ISBN: 9781909166042
Published by Grub Street on August 19th 2013
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Based on the wartime letters of RFC pilot Gould Lee, who later rose to become a Vice Air Marshall. // Letters from young British airmen at the front.

French Aviation during the First World War

French Aviation during the First World WarFrench Aircraft in the First World War by Vital E. FerryDominique BreffortAndré Jouineau
ISBN: 9782352503705
Published by Histoire & Collections on February 26th 2015
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 196

Len's Summary: An overview of French Air Force evolution.

Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight

Raymond Collishaw and the Black FlightRaymond Collishaw and the Black Flight by Roger Gunn
ISBN: 9781459706606
Published by Dundurn on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Aviation
Pages: 270

Len's Summary: Arguably Canada‘s leading aerial ace, Callishaw started out with the Royal Naval Air Service, stayed in the RAF and rose to the rank of Air Vice Marshall commanding the Desert Air Force in North Africa during WWII. As a flight commander, Collishaw flew Sopwith Triplane named “Black Maria.”

Goshawk Squadron

Goshawk SquadronGoshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson
ISBN: 0786715952
Published by Da Capo Press on October 13th 2005
Genres: World War I, Novel, Aviation, Youth-accessible
Pages: 288

Len's Summary: Exciting, myth-debunking aviation novel. // Novel by the author of Piece of Cake, published in 1971 and shortlisted for a Booker Prize. The cynical and often hilarious story of the misfortunes of an imaginary RAF pursuit squadron on the Western Front in 1918. A sort of WWI Catch 22.