BOOK – THE BATTLE OF EASTLEIGH, ENGLAND.
This is a most interesting look at WW I’s U.S. Naval Air Force. [Very few people even realize that the U.S. Navy fielded aviators during WW I]! The Naval Air Station at Eastleigh was a training and operational bombing base for missions over France. The book studies in detail the officers who were part of the WW I-era naval air force. It was written in 1918, then published immediately after the war in 1919.
The 144-page book measures 8 ½” x 10 ½,” and contains many photographs of both the aviators and facilities at Eastleigh. It covers all aspects of the Navy’s efforts, both in the air and with its support services on the ground, and provides a captivating look at WW I’s U.S. naval aviators. Although it lacks a dust jacket, for a nearly one-hundred-year-old book, it is in very good condition. Its exterior reveals some scuffing and wear around its edges, while its interior rates a “very good plus” score. [I have seen much scruffier copies of this book being offered for $150. Our Der Rittmeister Militaria price is much more reasonable]!