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Description - Balloon-busting Aces of World War 1 by Jon Guttman

Tethered balloons have been used for aerial observation since the French Revolution, but in World War I, they reached their zenith as a means of providing a stationary observation platform above the battlefield. It took a special breed of daredevil to take on such odds deep in enemy lines in order to destroy a balloon, with Balloon specialists such as Willy Coppens, Pierre Bourjade and Michel Coiffard rising to the challenge. This book covers the story of these 'balloon busters' from both sides in World War I through a mix of first-hand accounts and expert analysis, which compares tactics, theatres of operation, aircraft types and the overall odds for success.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841768779
ISBN-10: 1841768774
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jon Guttman

A resident of Leesburg, Virginia, Jon Guttman is senior editor, research director and contributing writer for Primedia Enthusiast Publications. Specialising in World War I aviation, he has written six titles in the past: this is his first volume for Osprey. Berkshire-based Harry Dempsey is a talented profile artist who specialises in fighter aircraft of World War I. He has illustrated all of Osprey's World War I Aircraft of the Aces titles to date.

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