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Published: 27 November 2009

272 Pages | 11 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719041112

Bookseller Code (06)


Air empire

British imperial civil aviation, 1919-39

Gordon Pirie

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • A re-examination of Britain's original overseas airline First book to position imperial civil aviation history in the broader context of imperial dreams and difficulties Offers insight into how Britain's empire was conceived and projected in the air age, how air empire was negotiated internationally, and how aviation and imperialism served and constrained one another Only book to use a wide variety of sources and voices to reconstruct the dream and reality of using aviation to prolong and reinvigorate the British empire

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