Printer Friendly

Military aviation in Ireland, 1921-45.


Military aviation in Ireland, 1921-45.

O'Malley, Michael C.

U. College Dublin Press


347 pages




Author O'Malley served in the Irish Air Corps as a flying officer in the 1960s and now holds a doctorate in history from National University of Ireland-Maynooth. In this account of the history of the Irish Military Air Service, he chronicles the survival of the Army Air Corps despite lack of government defense policy and an indifference to military aviation from the Army leadership. He investigates Air Corps actions enforcing secretive government orders during WWII, and looks at reasons behind the disastrous casualties resulting from actions by untrained personnel. About 20 pages of appendices list primary sources, statistics, documents, log book material, and personal files of a number of officers. The book is illustrated with b&w historical photos. US distribution is by Dufour.

([c]2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2010 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Nov 1, 2010
Previous Article:Teaching information literacy; 50 standards-based exercises for college students, 2d ed.
Next Article:The age of persuasion; how marketing ate our culture.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters