No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War


      No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War
In the spring of 1917, when the world s first great air war was at its height, the British squadrons were losing 200 pilots a month, and British pilot life expectancy was eleven days The aeroplanes the pilots flew were rudimentary open cockpit biplanes, with a single machine bolted to the wood and fabric wing intended for shooting down the equally frail German planes This book tells the story of that first great air war, illustrating its devastating emotional impact on the participants and their families in a narrative enriched by the private correspondence that flowed between them, and diaries, reports and interviews The aerial combat tactics that the sacrifices of those First World War aviators created became so tactically effective that they were used to deadly effect in the Second World War. Free Read [ No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War ] by [ Ian Mackersey ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 374 pages
  • No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War
  • Ian Mackersey
  • English
  • 06 January 2019
  • 0297859943

10 thoughts on “ No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War

  1. says:

    Alarmed at how quickly his pilots and observers were getting shot down, and the demoralising effect it was having on the remaining crews, Trenchard issued his historic order requiring each morning a full breakfast table, with no empty chairs So as fast as his crews were killed or wounded, fresh young pilots with barely any training were rushed in to fill their placesMore than any other aspect of WW1, I find the air war impossible to imagine How did those men, after just a few hours of Alarmed at how quickly his pilots and observers were getting shot down, and the demoralising effect it was having on the remaining crews, Trenchard issued his historic order requiring each morning a full breakfast table, with no empty chairs So as fast as his crews were killed or wounded, fresh young pilots with barely any training were rushed in to fill their placesMore than any other aspect of WW1, I find the air war impossible to imagine How did those men, after just a few hours of training, go to war in flimsy, unreliable, alien contraptions which had only been invented a few years earlier This book is an excellent place to start trying to understand what those men thought, and how they lived and died Ian Mackersey te...

  2. says:

    WWI aviation is not a historical topic with which I am overly familiar but I was riveted by Mackersey s account from the first page On the technical side, he makes his in depth knowledge and meticulous research accessible to the non expert The book includes numerous powerful photographs, showing this new technology in action, in addition to the men who flew it.Mackersey s exploration of what they went through is as unflinching as it is compassionate The popular, romanticised depiction of the WWI aviation is not a historical topic with which I am overly familiar but I was riveted by Mac...

  3. says:

    An exceedingly well written book about the early aviators, the knights of the sky Aerial combat wasn t always the mano a mano duel so glorified in the annals of history It was fraught with uncertainty and death always loomed and in its most terrifying form a flamerino.

  4. says:

    If you want to relive the glory or was it the gory days of the WW I pilots and aircrews, this book is for you How would you have liked to start a training program where 1 2 the people who started were dead before training ended and that...

  5. says:

    This is an excellent book, giving a voice to the many young pilots who pioneered the early air forces, struggling through incredible adversity poor aircraft, bureaucracy and an apparent unwillingness or inability by their superiors to understand the stress they were flying under, and even to offer basic safety measures when they were available, such as parachutes.The book uses lots of primary material so the voices of the pilots are heard through their letters, diaries and biographies This is an excellent book, giving a voice to the many young pilots who pioneered the early air forces, struggling through incredible adversity poor aircraft, bureaucracy and an apparent unwillingness or inability by their superiors to understand the stress they were flying under, and even to offer basic safety measures when they were available, such as parachutes.The book uses lots of primary material so the voic...

  6. says:

    Brilliant Absolutely fantastic book Well written, accessible, interesting and moving in equal measure Would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the period

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