Between 1939 and 1946 BOAC (the British Overseas Airways Corporation) was the nationalised airline of Great Britain. Highly illustrated and meticulously researched, this book presents a complete study of BOAC from the early days before jet travel to the de Havilland Comet and the Vickers VC10 to the dawn of supersonic passenger aviation.
Robin Higham is Emeritus Professor of History at Kansas State University. He is a renowned expert on military and aviation history. His publications include 'A Military History of China' (with David Graff), 'Why Air Forces Fail: The Anatomy of Defeat' (with Stephen J. Harris), 'Two Roads to War: The French and British Air Arms from Versailles to Dunkirk', 'The Writing of Official Military History', 'Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century', 'The Military History of Tsarist Russia', 'The Military History of the Soviet Union' (with Fredrick W. Kagan), and 'Britain's Imperial Air Routes, 1918-39: The Story of Britain's Overseas Airlines'.