This photographic record of the RAF during the 1950s looks set to appear widely. Featuring varied and dynamic visual representation throughout, the events of this important decade are enlivened to great effect. ??The 1950s was a pivotal decade in aviation for many reasons. The RAF were employed in a great number of post-WWII roles, and the beginning of the Cold War saw many advances in the field of developmental aviation. The early years of the decade saw the Coronation of HRH Queen Elizabeth II take place, and a variety of photographs taken at the Queen's Review flypast at RAF Oldham on the 15 July 1953 are arrayed here. Meteors, Sabres, Chipmunks, Canberras, Vulcans... the list goes on. A wide selection of action shots illustrate the impressive aesthetics of some of these aircraft in formation. ??Shots of aircraft utilised during the course of the Cold War also feature, as do highly intriguing photographs of the Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles, stored on Bomber Command bases towards the end of the decade. Each chapter focusses on a specific year, relaying all the most fascinating highlights. This is a colourful, insightful and image-packed history, told with narrative flair and a clear passion for the subject matter at hand.
On 2 January 1953, the first batch of Canadairbuilt Sabre F.1 and F.4 aircraft for
the RAF were handed over during a ceremony at RAF Abingdon by Mr Norman
Robertson, the Canadian High Commissioner, ... 94 • RAF IN CAMERA: 1950s
Author: Keith Wilson
Publisher: Pen and Sword
This photographic record of the RAF during the 1950s looks set to appear widely. Featuring varied and dynamic visual representation throughout, the events of this important decade are enlivened to great effect. The 1950s was a pivotal decade in aviation for many reasons. The RAF were employed in a great number of post-WWII roles, and the beginning of the Cold War saw many advances in the field of developmental aviation. The early years of the decade saw the Coronation of HRH Queen Elizabeth II take place, and a variety of photographs taken at the Queen's Review flypast at RAF Oldham on the 15 July 1953 are arrayed here. Meteors, Sabres, Chipmunks, Canberras, Vulcans... the list goes on. A wide selection of action shots illustrate the impressive aesthetics of some of these aircraft in formation. Shots of aircraft utilised during the course of the Cold War also feature, as do highly intriguing photographs of the Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles, stored on Bomber Command bases towards the end of the decade. Each chapter focusses on a specific year, relaying all the most fascinating highlights. This is a colourful, insightful and image-packed history, told with narrative flair and a clear passion for the subject matter at hand.
Each chapter focusses on a specific year, relaying all the most fascinating highlights. This is a colourful, insightful and image-packed history, told with narrative flair and a clear passion for the subject matter at hand.
Author: Keith Wilson
Publisher: Pen and Sword
`It's no accident my sister carried the can. That murder was organised like a military exercise by experts. Ruth was hand-picked. And she shielded those people who'd picked her ... the ones who promised her she wouldn't die.' Muriel Jakubait, sister of Ruth Ellis Who was the mysterious `third man? who pulled the trigger? Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain, convicted 50 years ago for shooting her lover David Blakely. The case became notorious and was made into a successful film, Dance with a Stranger. The story that has held ever since is of a peroxided tart who killed her man out of jealousy. But crucial questions were left unasked in the original trial, and the whole case reeks of an Establishment cover-up. Ruth Ellis's sister, Muriel, knew her better than anyone and has always sought to prove she was not guilty. Now she is able to reveal crucial evidence about how a third man pulled the trigger for the fatal shots. A man who was part of a web of British secret agents into which Ruth Ellis fell long before. And at the heart of these new findings is the startling evidence that Ruth was being run by Dr Stephen Ward, at least a decade before his name became public in the infamous Profumo Affair. Muriel reveals the full story about her and her sister's abused childhood. She shows Ruth as somebody damaged at a very early age ? who strove to make something of herself, only to be caught up in something much bigger and end up paying with her life.
The thing about the Camera Club in the 1950s was that you had to be somebody
important to belong . They wouldn ' t ... It was a gentlemen ' s club with big RAF
connections , more like a club with photography as a sideline . Lord Snowdon ...
Author: Muriel Jakubait
Category: Capital punishment
This book is a pictorial account of the changing role of US naval aircraft since the end of World War II, from protector of the United States forces and symbol of American power throughout the world to international avenger and peacekeeper. Focusing on the aircraft and the personnel who fly and service them, the book features a range of different aircraft types. This text contains more than 200 photos from official US Navy archives and private collections, many of which are previously unpublished.
By the early 1950s the survival rate in the USN ( which used US - designed and
built seats ) for ejections below 1 , 000 ft ... when Flight Lieutenant Sydney
Hughes RAF ejected from the aft cockpit of an F9F - 8T Cougar flying at ground
level at ...
Author: Martin W. Bowman
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
with the Ministry of Defence , the USAF preferred during the period the RAF
operated B - 29s . In the that strategic bombing be left to the Strategic Air early
1950s the RAF participated in the camCommand ( SAC ) . Indeed , since the end
Category: Aeronautics, Military
At the onset of this war , the Royal Air Force ( RAF ) berated the SAAF for its
neglect of photographic reconnaissance ... the skills expected of air
photographers in World War 2 and into the 1950s was the ability , even without
the aid of camera ...
Category: Colored people (South Africa)
Film-making is a collaborative business and, when it comes to the way a filmooks, the critical relationship is that between the director and theinematographer - now often called the director of photography - whose rolen the enterprise is too often undervalued, if not wholly overlooked. Yet, ashis book shows, the cinematographer's contribution to many great movies haseen both vital and distinctive, and director-cinematographer partnerships,uch as those between David Lean and Freddie Young or Ingmar Bergman and Svenykvist, have played a significant role in the history of the cinema.;Thisook systematically examines and documents the technical and creative role ofhe cinematographer in European cinema over the past 100 years. It has beenompiled under the aegis of the Association of European CinematographersImago) and the contributors include many distinguished figures in Europeaninema history such as the director Bernardo Bertolucci, the actor Marcelloastroianni, cinematographers Sven Nykvist, Jack Cardiff and Giuseppe Rotunnond a number of leading film historians. Individual contributions cover a
Right : Remote head on a Louma camera crane with a Panaflex camera ( 1978 ) .
The audience in ... The earlier 35 mm movie cameras of the 1920s and ' 30s were
heavy and noisy . Lenses only had ... Then , from the 1950s , film production
began to change . ... The firm began , modestly enough , when Sydney
Samuelson , then a cameraman , came out of the RAF after the Second World
War . Noticing ...
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
"The awful threat of nuclear war has tended to blind people to the great advances in conventional weapons technology that occurred in the latter half of the twentieth century. These were years of unprecedented investment in research and development, and despite the cost, of unparalleled scientific advancement. The Silent Revolution is the first book to chart the worldwide development of the whole spectrum of modern weapons systems since the closing years of the Second World War." "Guy Hartcup's comprehensive study covers the many new weapon systems ranging from guided missiles to chemical weapons that have revolutionised air, land and sea warfare, and equally important, the scientific applications including electronics, communications and sensors, as well as the ability of the fighting man to handle new equipment. As a former official historian to the UK Air Ministry and the Treasury, he draws extensively upon official documents now released under the thirty year rule and upon the mass of unclassified material in the public domain covering more recent developments on both sides of the Atlantic. He has produced a unique study in which not only the weapons systems and their technology are examined but also the internecine strife between the services, each competing for a bigger share of the defence budget, and the impact of this and countless political cancellations on new projects." "The book ends on a timely warning against the dangers of succumbing to what the author calls 'technophilia', reminding us that, despite the widespread use of new technological wonders in the Gulf War, much of the weaponry used was based on technology going back tens of years."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
They still did not have modern high altitude cameras for use at altitudes over
50,000 feet by day or by night . Like the CANBERRAS ... In the RAF there was a '
sad shortage of skilled photographic interpreters ' and in the USAF the situation
was little better . Eventually , an Allied ... In spite of this , useful PR cover was
provided for operations in Kenya and Borneo in the 1950s and 1960s . The
introduction of ...
Author: Guy Hartcup
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated
Category: Political Science
A compact and light aerial camera , the Linhof Aero Technika 45 is a 4 x 5 inch
instrument made of aluminium alloy , designed for ... The trend started in the early
1950s when the RAF adopted the Vinten 70 mm F95 reconnaissance cameras .
Author: Ron Graham (Ph. D.)
Usually his officers observed the rebels through spyglasses but once , just once ,
a camera was taken aloft and trained down on the Confederates . ... Her job was
the interpretation of the aerial photographs that R.A.F. and Royal Navy airmen
brought back . ... One camera test - flown in the 1950's had a focal length of 240
inches - keen enough to $ 100,000 WORTH OF PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT ...
Perhaps , then , you could of the Digital Wallet storage Science Flight at the RAF
School the front , the pinhole , which will advise me as to ... He and others might
like to photographers with a pinhole incidence . know that an easily installed
camera obscura . ... photographer , so award entries and nudes ' in the used for
technical photography In the early 1950s an RPS member occasionally I buy him
Born in the 1950s when the Cold War was rapidly escalating, the subsonic Blackburn Buccaneer was designed as a carrier-borne strike aircraft, which eventually went on to serve both the Royal Navy and the RAF. The Buccaneer entered service with the Royal Navy in 1962 and was capable of operating from aircraft carriers to deliver nuclear weapons as well as conventional ordnance for anti-shipping strikes against Soviet warships in the North Sea area. With changes in Britain’s defense strategy and a reduction in the number of its aircraft carriers, the Navy transferred its Buccaneers to the RAF in 1969 where they were used in the overland role and they went on to see combat action in the first Gulf War of 1991. The last Buccaneers were retired from RAF service in 1994.
Born in the 1950s when the Cold War was rapidly escalating, the subsonic Blackburn Buccaneer was designed as a carrier-borne strike aircraft, which eventually went on to serve both the Royal Navy and the RAF.
Author: Keith Wilson
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Produced with assistance from the British Film Institute, this is a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century of great British cinema.
Came to England in 1930 , worked in the camera department at ELSTREE , and
served in the RAF FILM UNIT during WW2 . ... More was one of the dominant
MALE STARs of the 1950s , able to play both comic and serious roles and with a
Author: Brian McFarlane
Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited
Category: Performing Arts
"This detailed account charts the history, development and operational career of the North American P-51 Mustang, complete with over 90 photographs, full color artworks, performance table and technical diagrams"--Page 4 of cover.
... 7 engine ; 14 Mustang 22s with the RAF installation of an F24 oblique camera
behind the cockpit ; and 66 Mustang 23s with the British ... the end of the war ,
though they went on to do sterling work during the Korean War in the early 1950s
Author: Graham Smith
Publisher: Gallery Books
Category: Fighter planes
... the 1950s . He served in the RAF during the Second World War , and later
worked for the Scottish Daily Mail and the nowdefunct Bulletin before joining the
Herald in 1951 . ... He was interested in photography all his life and developed
his skill as a radiographer in the early 1950s . He began ... After 37 years with the
Herald , Duncan took early retirement in 1994 , vowing never to lift a camera
A history of the British bomber aircraft and stories from the crew who served with it. The English Electric Canberra first came into production in the late 1940s and has since played a hugely significant part in world events. In Canberra Boys, Andrew Brookes takes us through its rich history with the help of those who operated this magnificent machine. Contributors include Roly “Bee” Beamont, the English Electric test pilot who first flew the aircraft in 1949. As part of the expansion of the RAF’s Bomber Command in the 1950s, RAF Binbrook was the first station to house four Canberra squadrons, starting with 101 Squadron in May 1951. Since then and throughout the 20th century, the Canberra operated across the globe in Europe, South America, and South East Asia. It has served an array of air forces such as the USAF, Australian air force, and the Indian air force—the third largest operator of the Canberra after the RAF and USAF. This led to the Canberra playing a crucial role as a photo-reconnaissance aircraft in phenomenal operations like the Suez Campaign, the nuclear tests of Operation Grapple and the Indonesian Confrontation. Other tales in the book include participation in the Sassoon Trophy competition, long-distance flights in Exercise Round Trip, and Operation Quick Flight. Concluding with the Canberra PR9’s final RAF flight on 39 Squadron in July, 2006, this book provides a detailed and fascinating history of an outstanding aircraft alongside illuminating anecdotes from the men who served with this aircraft.
Concluding with the Canberra PR9’s final RAF flight on 39 Squadron in July, 2006, this book provides a detailed and fascinating history of an outstanding aircraft alongside illuminating anecdotes from the men who served with this aircraft ...
Author: Andrew Brookes
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
... detail from low oblique photographs , where the camera axis has been
intentionally set at 150 or 20 ° from the vertical . ... parts of Great Britain , in fact ,
RAF ' fan ' photography may be the only available aerial source for the 1940s and
Author: William Ritchie
Category: Aerial photogrammetry
... into his Sheffield childhood : a lower middle class world in the 1940s and
1950s of box cameras and stamp collecting , of ... When Uncle Syd , called up
into the RAF , suddenly reappears at the family home one night , he "
compounded our ...
Category: Great Britain
The World Encyclopedia of Bombers * The history of bombers, their technology and action in major conflicts around the world, including the bombers of World Wars I and II, Cold War bombers and the powerful jet bombers involved in modern combat * Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glance information about their country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weight and performance * Includes a glossary explaining key aviation terms and abbreviations * Features over 750 wartime and modern photographs, many rarely previously published.
From the mid - 1950s , the " JP " was the RAF ' s standard basic jet trainer until it
was finally retired in 1993 , having being replaced by the Tucano . ... Alternatively
, a reconnaissance pod , extra fuel tanks or a gun camera could be carried .
Author: Francis Crosby
Category: Aircraft, Military
... Facility , Indianapolis , with larger wings and a data link capable of transmitting
the output from the bomb TV camera back to the launch aircraft . ... The squadron
had operated Lightnings since 1962 and had been based at RAF Gütersloh since
September 1965 . For the ... of air - to - air refuelling rendezvous procedures and
techniques with the RAF's strategic bombers in the late 1950s and early 1960s .