From War to Peace

715,- Kč


A Photographer’s View of British Aviation during the 1940s

Autor: Richard Riding
Strany: 256
ISBN: 9781781553312
Hardback

Obsah
A treasure trove of evocative post-war images recording Britain’s attempt to regain the lead in the aviation market
Many photographs of former warplanes earmarked for civil conversion and commercial use, but left abandoned at airfields all over the country
Many in-flight photographs of light aircraft used by flying clubs of the period
Superbly illustrated with 390 completely unique photographs; no other collection is so comprehensive

From War to Peace: A Photographer’s View of British Aviation during the 1940s is a photographic record of the aviation scene in Britain between the years 1940-1949. The photographs were taken by E. J. Riding (1916-1950) who spent his working life in the aviation industry, but was tragically killed in a flying accident. During his short life, he worked as an aircraft engineer, professional photographer, draughtsman, aero-modeller and aviation writer. Riding began taking photographs of aircraft in 1931 aged fifteen. Fortunately, he kept copious notes recording the locations and dates of when and where aircraft were photographed.
During the 1940s, he covered the rapid transition from propeller-driven aircraft to first-generation jets. The early part of the book covers Riding’s wartime work as an aircraft inspector with two major aircraft companies, mostly illustrated with photographs taken surreptitiously. Once civil aviation returned in January 1946, Riding took many air-to-air photographs of light aircraft that made regular visits to Heathrow and Croydon to photograph the new generation of airliners.
Three Farnborough air shows are featured in addition to several race meetings, including one featuring the latest piston and jet fighters.

Přidat do košíku:

  • Kód: 9781781553312
  • Výrobce: Fonthill Media


Tento produkt byl přidán dne Sobota 05. listopad 2016.

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