Publisher description for Shooting the front : allied aerial reconnaissance and photographic interpretation on the Western Front--World War I / Terrence J. Finnegan.

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What is remarkable about photography's role in the war is photography was already a well established fixture of the modern 19th century society. The aura of aviation's beginnings reflected countless attempts to consolidate known technologies into a reliable and workable framework. It was the aeroplan that became the driving force of aeiral observation in the Great War. It's ability to command the high ground and provide a concise view of the battle area, both tactically and strategically, would enamor both combatants and the public at large to new methods of warfare. Aerial observation quickly became an important resource as the forces maneuvered in the drive towards Paris.

This comprehensive resource will interest military history and aviation enthusiasts, as well as persons in the intelligence field and the coordinating illustrations, that include aircraft, cameras, people, aerial photos, and maps varying in scales, enhance the readers’ experience

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