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Stewart Blacker was a remarkable figure. His inventions were used with significant effect both in the First World War and World War II: the synchronised machine gun attached to fighter aircraft, and the PIAT anti-tank weapon which was used with dramatic effect during World War II. As an aviation pioneer, flying aircraft soon after the Wright Brothers, he found himself in charge of the Royal Flying Corps at the outset of the First World War Later, after having seen the awful slaughter in the trenches, he joined up with his old regiment and fought at Neuve Chapelle until he was injured in 1917. During the inter-war years he became the first man to fly over the top of Everest. This fascinating biography has been compiled by Stewart's grandson, Barnaby Blacker, based on Stewart's unpublished memoirs, letters and other artefacts from the family archive.
  • AUTHOR: Blacker, B
  • FORMAT: 224pp Bw 234x156 Hb
  • Code: 21530

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