Peter Kilduff (4)

Black Fokker Leader: The First World War's Last Airfighter Knight

ISBN: 9781906502287

Author: Peter Kilduff    Publisher: Grub Street

Pages: 256


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2009


Tag: Military
$69.99
Hermann Goring Fighter Ace

ISBN: 9781906502669

Author: Peter Kilduff    Publisher: Grub Street

Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2010


Tag: Military
$59.99
Iron Man

ISBN: 9781908117373

Author: Peter Kilduff    Publisher: Grub Street

As one of the most successful German fighter pilots of World War I, Hauptmann Rudolf Berthold was victorious on fortyfour aerial combats. He was also shot down ...


As one of the most successful German fighter pilots of World War I, Hauptmann Rudolf Berthold was victorious on fortyfour aerial combats. He was also shot down and forced to land after six fights and survived crash landings in every case.
Early in World War I, when only fighter pilots were awarded the Kingdom of Prussia's (and de facto, Imperial Germany's) highest bravery decoration, the Pour le Merite, Rudolf Berthold became the tenth recipient of the honour. Of that early cohort of air heroes, only Berthold and one other pilot survived the war. This book tells his remarkable story.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 21-09-2012


$55.00
Billy Bishop VC

ISBN: 9781909808133

Author: Peter Kilduff    Publisher: Grub Street

William Avery Bishop - best known as Billy - has been hailed as the British Empire's highest-scoring World War I fighter ace. Officially credited with victory i...


William Avery Bishop - best known as Billy - has been hailed as the British Empire's highest-scoring World War I fighter ace. Officially credited with victory in seventy-two air battles, the Canadian-born pilot was honoured in a special ceremony by King George V, who presented Bishop with the Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and Military Cross at the same time. Bishop also became an early recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Making 'lone wolf' attacks on German aircraft, the daring young flyer pursued targets over enemy lines without having to be responsible for less experienced men in a patrol. Bishop's approach to aerial combat was extremely dangerous, however, making him more vulnerable to his adversaries. And, with sparse independent corroboration of his air fighting claims, Bishop's tactic left him open to suspicions about the veracity of his combat reports. A key point of this book is Peter Kilduff's careful review of the ace's existing combat reports and private correspondence, as well as accounts by friends and foes. Another side of Billy Bishop is revealed in many letters to his fiancee (later wife) relating death-defying experiences while sharing tender inner thoughts. Drawing on some five decades of extensive, even-handed and thorough research into World War I aviation history, Kilduff examines a wealth of German sources for this in-depth study of the ace's aerial exploits. Drawing on all his experience, the author sheds new light on Bishop's air missions and combats, which so far are steeped in controversy. Such methodology provides as complete an account as possible. Billy Bishop VC - Lone Wolf Hunter also serves as a valuable reference work, containing over seventy illustrations relating to Bishop and his adversaries, many previously unpublished.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 23-08-2014


Tags: August 2014   Military
$55.00
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