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Naval Aces of World War 1 part 2


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Sky and Sea/Zeebrugge Hornets' Nest/The Marine Feld Jastas/Detached Duty/Aces Over the Baltic/Action Over the Adriatic/Allies in Camels/Appendices

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This volume details the exploits of pilots who were naval officers, despite usually flying their aircraft from land bases rather than ships.

About the Author

A resident of Leesburg, Virginia, Jon Guttman is research director and contributing writer for Weider History Publications. Specialising in World War 1 aviation, he has written 19 titles in the past, including SPAD VII Aces of WW1, SPAD XII/XIII Aces of WW1, Balloon Buster Aces of World War 1, Bristol Fighter Aces of World War 1 and Pusher Aces of World War 1 in the Osprey Aces series; SPA124 Lafayette Escadrille, Groupe de Combat 12 'Les Cigognes' and 1st Pursuit Group, USAS in the Aviation Elite Units series; and Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I 1917-18, SPAD XIII vs Fokker D VII 1917-18 and SE 5/5A vs Albatros D V 1917-18 in Osprey's Duel series. Harry Dempsey has been passionate about WW 1 aviation for over 30 years, having produced the most technically accurate artwork on the subject. He has illustrated all the World War 1 aces books to date.


"The author, an expert on WWI aviation and a prolific writer for Osprey, has produced a superb. well-written and interesting book about ... naval aviation activities [of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Italy, Greece and the United States]." --Doug Siegfried, The Hook (Fall 2012) "Part 1 mainly focuses on Britiain's Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), while Part 2 covers the remainder, including Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, Italy and Greece ... These new additions to the 'Aircraft of the Aces' series will offer enthusiasts and modelers a wide range of types and markings for future projects, Having watched Osprey's growing list of such works for more than 16 years, I can say that these two books are packed with the most fascinating details I have yet seen." --Peter B. Mersky, Aviation History (November 2012) "Guttman's books illuminate a littleknown portion of First World War aviation history. With the exception of Raymond Collishaw and perhaps one or two other aces, the naval aces of the Great War have taken a deep back seat to their colleagues in other air services. Thus, the need for a study of First World War naval aces is evident and has been well fulfilled by these works. The novice to this subject will find these books to be a valuable introduction, while the expert will consider them an excellent resource." --The Northern Mariner (January 2013)

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