BLOODY PARALYSER The Giant Handley Page Bombers of the First World War


This is an exhaustive yet highly readable account of the history of the Handley Page O/100, the improved O/400 and the vast V/1500 through their conception, development and service. The book’s title of course refers to the famous request to Handley Page for a ‘bloody paralyser’ of an aircraft for the Royal Naval Air Service, which fits with the subsequent notion of the giant Handley Pages as Britain’s first strategic heavy bombers – though the reality is not quite that simple.

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