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Identifier: aeroplaneinwar00grah (find matches)
Title: The aeroplane in war
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Grahame-White, Claude, 1879- Harper, Harry, b.1880
Subjects: Airplanes Aeronautics, Military
Publisher: Toronto : Bell and Cockburn
Contributing Library: ASC - York University Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Ontario Council of University Libraries and Member Libraries

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All that they discover, through dint ofenthusiastic and self-sacrificing work, is to the benefitof those who follow in their footsteps. Therefore,they richly deserve all the practical aid that can begiven them. V Finishing work at French schools—Practical tests—German thoroughness—Energy of EngHsh officers. Having described the instructional work at theFrench flying schools, it may be interesting to showhow practical tests are carried out—almost everyday—to prepare the officer-airmen for the dutieswhich they will be called upon to perform, in timeof war. As has been mentioned, the French authoritieshave now organised flying schools, and air-depots, inmany parts of the country; and, when any generalmovements of troops is being made, the officer incharge of the nearest aviation centre is frequentlyordered, by a message from Headquarters, to carryout some special aerial manoeuvre. One example of this excellent system is sufficient.Not long ago, a fairly large body of troops was
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THE AEROPLANE IN WAR 161 manoeuvring between Rheims and Chalons. Seeingan opportunity for a practical test of aeroplane effi-ciency, one of the Generals engaged in the operationsent a message to the officer in charge of the air-depot at Chalons, requesting the services of fourairmen, without delay. The summons was quite unexpected, as it wasintended to be; but the mihtary school was not un-prepared. Within a few minutes of the receipt ofhis instructions, the officer commanding the aero-planes had detailed four lieutenants for service.Their machines were made ready, by the mechanics,with practically no delay at all; and, in less than halfan hour, the officers were in the air, and on their wayto the point where they had been instructed to reportthemselves. They arrived at the appointed place withouthitch or delay, and immediately received orders toreconnoitre specified tracts of country. They werequickly in the air again; and each of the fourair-scouts was able to carry out his task wit

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  • bookyear:1912
  • bookdecade:1910
  • bookcentury:1900
  • bookauthor:Grahame_White__Claude__1879_
  • bookauthor:Harper__Harry__b_1880
  • booksubject:Airplanes
  • booksubject:Aeronautics__Military
  • bookpublisher:Toronto___Bell_and_Cockburn
  • bookcontributor:ASC___York_University_Libraries
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