Airway to the East 1918-1920

    Airway to the East 1918-1920

    and the Collapse of No. I Aerial Route RAF

    Clive Semple

    Pen & Sword 2012

    Hardback 250pp Illustrated

    9781848846579   Product Code: 20432

    Arab anger at the British reneging on their promise of independence after the First World War was the catalyst for the decision to fly 51 bombers of the newly formed RAF to Egypt in 1919. Seventeen of them crashed or were destroyed en route, killing eight men. This account of the little-known episode, written by the son of an RAF officer involved, investigates the bad management, political wranglings and cover-ups that marked the disaster.

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