This third book in the seven volume official history of the RAF in the Great War tells of the part played by aircraft in the dramatic destruction of the German sea raider Koenigsberg in the Rufiji Delta and in the campaigns against German East Africa and German South-West Africa. It also gives an account of air raids on Britain during the period 1914-1916. It reviews the problems of supply, administration and training, 1914-1916; and outlines the air developments and operations on the Western Front in the winter of 1916-1917, and during the battle of Arras, 1917.
This official history of the part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force is based chiefly on the records of the Air Ministry, collected and preserved by the historical section, supplemented by the contributions of many military and naval officers and civilian experts, as well as accounts of eyewitnesses. In all there are six volumes of text plus a supporting volume of appendices, published between 1922 and 1937.
With our 2020 reprint of the six text volumes of WAR IN THE AIR all bound in colour maps are present and correct where appropriate,an A4 printing size has been adopted to allow little or no reduction to this colour mapping, this larger format has also allowed a 20% increase in type sizing to the text pages that was previously rather small in the original editions.