Fokker Aircraft of World War One (Crowood Aviation Series) by Paul Leaman

By Paul Leaman

Fokker airplane of global battle One tells the tale of 1 of conflict's most famed airplane businesses. From the Fokker Spinne of 1912, via to the Fokker D.VIII of 1918, and taking in such well-known varieties because the Eindekker, D.VII and Dr.I triplane, Paul Leaman describes the airplane in addition to the lads that flew and designed them. the writer has spent decades gaining knowledge of advert writing approximately Fokker plane, and has placed this wealth of expertise into this very welcome boost to the Crowood Aviation sequence. it is going to entice fanatics, modellers and historians alike.

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233-52. 17 Eli Halevi, "The World Crisis of 1914-1918: An Interpretation," in The Era of Tyrannies, translated by R. K. Webb (Garden City: Anchor Books, 1965), pp. 209-47. 18 For the text of the Agreement Between the United States and France, signed at Versailles, June 28, 1919, see FRPPC, 13:757-62. For further discussion of the Guarantee Treaty, see Louis A. R. Yates, United States and French Security 1917-1921 (New York: Twayne, 1957), pp. 44-97, 116-45. 19 Hoover's published writings concerning the First World War and activities relating to the peace settlement of 1919 include the following: An American Epic, 4 vols.

Hoover volunteered his services in organizing, managing, and financing the repatriation of these overseas Americans. This Page 6 demanding, voluntary, ad hoc effort on his part was observed closely and approvingly by the recently appointed American ambassador in England, Walter Hines Page, his staff, and by the American business community. Through them, officials in Washington quickly learned of the engineer whose tireless activities had turned what could easily have been a chaotic situation into an orderly evacuation of American civilians from the belligerent states.

From Hoover's experience in the war and conference years he learned that there were decided limitations on the application of political and military power. Po- Page 16 liceman for the world community was not in his judgment a proper function of American leadership. Bolshevism and other ills on the world's body politic would in all likelihood prove to be self-destructive due to their inner contradictions and irrationalities. To oppose them through American intervention would serve only questionable purposes but could conceivably threaten the very free institutions at home which most Americans cherished.

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