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Shooting the Front Allied Aerial Reconnaisance in the First World War

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ISBN-10: 0752460528

ISBN-13: 9780752460529

Edition: 2011

Authors: Terrence J. Finnegan

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'Shooting the Front' examines the impact of aerial photography on the air forces of Britain, France and the US above the Western Front.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: History Press Limited, The
Publication date: 5/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Acronyms
West Point Atlas Map Legend
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Aerial Reconnaissance and Photographic Interpretation During the War: A Chronological Overview
Aerial Reconnaissance at the Start of the War
August to Late 1914: The Evolution of Aerial Reconnaissance as a Force Multiplier
October 1915 to October 1916: Fortifications Across the Front Line
October 1916 to December 1917: Positional Warfare at its Zenith
1918: Aerial Photography Refined
The Architecture of Allied Aerial Reconnaissance and Photographic Interpretation
The Operation of Interpretation
The Framework of the Aerial Photograph
The Exploitation Operation
French Intelligence and Photographic Interpretation
British Intelligence and Photographic Interpretation
AEF intelligence and Photographic Organisation
An Interpretation Methodology of the Front Lines
Strategical Targets in the Rear Echelon
Artillery Organisations
Command Liaisons and Coordination of Artillery
Challenges that Shaped Aerial Reconnaissance and Photographic Interpretation
During the Battle
Study of 'Battlefield Destructions'
Camouflage and Deception
Arranging Aerial Reconnaissance
The Spectrum of Technology
The Enduring Technological and Professioanl Legacy
Operational Aerial Cameras
Aerial Reconnaissance Platforms and their Configuration
Training the First Generation of Aerial Photographic Interpreters
The Human Experience of Aerial Reconnaissance
The Intrigue of Aerial Photographic Interpreters
Conclusion: Intelligence and Modern Warfare
Aerial Reconnaissance Platforms
Allied Aerial Cameras
Notes on Air Reconnaissance -Lieutenant General A J Murray
Study and Exploitation of Aerial Photographs - American Translation
Aerial Photography and Interpretation - Major E Steiehen
The Importance of of Aerial Photography- 1st Lt Thomas E Hibbon
Notes
Bibliography
Index