Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2012

256 Pages | 14 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719086823

Bookseller Code (06)


Cultures and caricatures of British imperial aviation

Passengers, pilots, publicity

Gordon Pirie

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • A unique and definitive study of people who flew round the British empire in the 1930s
  • A novel examination of air journeys across the empire between the wars and associated air travel discourses
  • The first book to examine the role played by civilian air and ground crews in the extension of British imperialism
  • An exemplary display of the power and effective use of archival materials blended with library sources and new analytical concepts
  • An essential companion to Pirie's 'Air empire' which examined the political and economic history of Imperial Airways

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