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Wings over water : the story of the world's greatest air race and the birth of the Spitfire

Glancey, Jonathan2021
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Announced in 1912, the Schneider Trophy stole the imaginations of pioneering aircraft manufacturers in America, France, Britain and Italy, as they competed in a series of air races that attracted a hugely popular following. Perhaps inevitably, the dynamism of rival engineering led to the most potent military fighters of World War Two and Reginald Mitchell's record-breaking supermarine seaplanes morphed into the Spitfire. 'Wings Over Water' tells the story of the Schneider air races afresh and also examines the wider politics and society of the early twentieth-century that framed the event.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Atlantic Books, 2021.
Collation:
352 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2020.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781786494214 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
797.5209797.52797.5209 GLA797.5209 797.52 GLAN
Language:
English
BRN:
5018943
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