About the Revised Edition
The Sky Their Battlefield II remains a chronological listing of the air activity on all fronts on every day of the First World War. Yet it is no longer just about enemy action – every part has been expanded, and accidents have been added.
• THE FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS IS BELOW.
• It records the expanded and updated details of every casualty sustained by all British, Commonwealth, and American airmen due to enemy action during the fighting.
• It now references 13,500 individual casualties.
• 5,850 entries and textual sections have been added or updated with additional research information and text.
• All new or updated material is identified to aid research.
• By reference to German material it now proposes 3,250 links for these with German Flak and Jagdstaffel claims – over half as many again as the original edition.
• All Air Service non-flying battle casualties are added.
• There are now 289 photographs, all with detailed captions, and covering every theatre and all periods.
• A new Accidents Addendum describes details of 3,270 accidents and mishaps to air personnel on all active war fronts, from 1912 to 1919, indexing 4,500 new airmen.
• The revised edition now references and indexes 16,700 air personnel, up from the 10,800 names of the original.
• The new edition is a third longer, at 550,000 words.
• Air crew losses remain the central study, but several other groups of entries are also incorporated, including detailed exploration of how these forces interacted with the armies fighting on the ground. The running text, now over 190,000 words, completes a comprehensive record of all fighting in the first air war.
HERE’S THE FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS