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The Resource Boom : the authorised biography of Viscount Trenchard, the father of the Royal Air Force, Russell Miller

Boom : the authorised biography of Viscount Trenchard, the father of the Royal Air Force, Russell Miller

Label
Boom : the authorised biography of Viscount Trenchard, the father of the Royal Air Force
Title
Boom
Title remainder
the authorised biography of Viscount Trenchard, the father of the Royal Air Force
Statement of responsibility
Russell Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in Taunton in 1873, Trenchard struggled at school and was greatly affected by his solicitor-father's bankruptcy when he was 16. He failed entrance examinations to both the Royal Navy and the Army several times, but he found his destiny when he joined the fledgling Royal Flying Corps in 1912. Although he was an indifferent pilot, he was quick to recognise the huge potential aircraft offered in future conflict. His rapid rise to commander of the RFC in France after the outbreak of the First World War was marked by a series of bitter disagreements with other senior officers he either didn't like or didn't trust. Through persistence and hard work he led his political masters by the nose to secure the future of the RAF as an independent force after the war, in the teeth of fierce opposition from both the Admirality and the War Office, and eventually became the first Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Russell
Dewey number
  • 358.4'092
  • 358.4092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trenchard, Hugh Montague
  • Great Britain
  • Marshals
  • Great Britain
  • Biography
Label
Boom : the authorised biography of Viscount Trenchard, the father of the Royal Air Force, Russell Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780297871057
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780297871057
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Boom : the authorised biography of Viscount Trenchard, the father of the Royal Air Force, Russell Miller
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780297871057
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780297871057
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

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      6 Wood Lane , Lonodon, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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