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Popularising account of ‘the Invention, Development, and Present-Day Uses of War’s Newest Weapons’ by Willis J. Abbot, American journalist and writer on military subjects. With copious illustrations, both paintings and photographs.

Preface: p. iii
I. Introductory: p. 3
II. The Earliest Flying Men: p. 14
III. The Services of Santos-Dumont: p. 39
IV. The Count von Zeppelin: p. 59
V. The Development of the Airplane: p. 82
VI. The Training of the Aviator: p. 103
VII. Some Methods of the War in the Air: p. 123
VIII. Incidents of the War in the Air: p. 159
IX. The United States at War: p. 182
X. Some Features of Aërial Warfare: p. 207
XI. Beginnings of Submarine Invention: p. 235
XII. The Coming of Steam and Electricity: p. 256
XIII. John P. Holland and Simon Lake: p. 271
XIV. The Modern Submarine: p. 294
XV. Aboard a Submarine: p. 318
XVI. Submarine Warfare: p. 333
XVII. The Future of the Submarine: p. 362

New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons [The Knickerbocker Press], 1918.

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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