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Dogfight: True Stories of Dramatic Air Actions

Dogfight: True Stories of Dramatic Air Actions

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By (author) Dr. Alfred Price

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  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 198mm x 30mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 0752454706
  • ISBN 13: 9780752454702
  • Sales rank: 727,804

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"Dogfight" tells the story of some of the most incredible air battles of modern warfare. Alfred Price's action-packed accounts place you in the cockpit, offering a rare insight into what it was like to face the enemy thousands of feet above the frontline. From operations over the fields of France during the First World War, through to accounts of the indomitable spirit of the RAF during the Battle of Britain, to the horrifying loss of life inflicted by Hitler's Blitzkrieg offensive, when more than 300 aircraft fell in air-to-air combat during a single day of fighting; this book details the battles and the men who fought in them. The jet age is also heralded in by accounts of the air force's role in the Vietnam War and the Falklands. The role of reconnaissance aircraft in modern warfare is described alongside the precision of attacking pin-point targets during the Gulf War in Iraq. This book not only uncovers how the tactics of aerial warfare have changed through each major conflict of modern times, but also the dramatic narrative allows the reader to feel like they were there in the skies, flying alongside these incredible pilots.

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ALFRED PRICE served as an RAF aircrew officer for fifteen years before leaving the Service to work full-time as an author. He holds a PhD from Loughborough University and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has written more than fifty books on aviation subjects, including Spitfire in Combat, Focke-Wulf in Combat, Luftwaffe in Camera and Blitz on Britain for the History Press.