and the Collapse of No. I Aerial Route RAF
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.