From Biplane to Spitfire

Book Cover
Average Rating
Pen & Sword Books, 2004.
Available Online


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details



APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Anne Baker., & Anne Baker|AUTHOR. (2004). From Biplane to Spitfire . Pen & Sword Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Anne Baker and Anne Baker|AUTHOR. 2004. From Biplane to Spitfire. Pen & Sword Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Anne Baker and Anne Baker|AUTHOR. From Biplane to Spitfire Pen & Sword Books, 2004.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Anne Baker, and Anne Baker|AUTHOR. From Biplane to Spitfire Pen & Sword Books, 2004.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Go To Grouped Work

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDe9a3abf0-42e7-0c6e-1f1f-5e80ad2325e6-eng
Full titlefrom biplane to spitfire the life of air chief marshal sir geoffrey salmond
Authorbaker anne
Grouping Categorybook
Last Update2022-06-07 21:27:36PM
Last Indexed2022-06-25 06:13:59AM

Hoopla Extract Information

stdClass Object
    [year] => 2004
    [artist] => Anne Baker
    [fiction] => 
    [coverImageUrl] =>
    [titleId] => 13063971
    [isbn] => 9781783379767
    [abridged] => 
    [language] => ENGLISH
    [profanity] => 
    [title] => From Biplane to Spitfire
    [demo] => 
    [segments] => Array

    [pages] => 224
    [children] => 
    [artists] => Array
            [0] => stdClass Object
                    [name] => Anne Baker
                    [relationship] => AUTHOR


    [genres] => Array
            [0] => Aviation
            [1] => Biography & Autobiography
            [2] => History
            [3] => Military
            [4] => Modern

    [price] => 1.35
    [id] => 13063971
    [edited] => 
    [kind] => EBOOK
    [active] => 1
    [upc] => 
    [synopsis] => Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Salmond and his brother Jack joined the Royal Flying Corps during the Great War and both were to have a major influence on the development of the Royal Air Force in the 1920s and 1930s. After a most distinguished war service, Geoffrey, the older of the two, became one of the original pioneers of long range flight and rose steadily through the ranks. He was one of the first to recognize the importance of 'high speed flight' and the development of the Supermarine S6 (the forerunner of the Spitfire). As such he was closely involved with the Schneider Trophy races of the early 1930s. His successful career also encompassed flights of long range endurance.

Extraordinarily, both Jack and Geoffrey rose to become Chiefs of the Air Staff in the mid-1930s. Geoffrey succeeded his brother at the top of his profession only to die in post before he could see the fruits of his labors come to fruition in the Battle of Britain; without his vision the RAF might very well not have had the Spitfire and the result would surely have been very different.
    [url] =>
    [pa] => 
    [subtitle] => The Life of air Chief Marshal Sir Geoffrey Salmond
    [publisher] => Pen & Sword Books