Aerofilms Ltd was born on 9 May 1919. An unprecedented business venture, it hoped to marry the still fledgling technology of powered flight to the discipline of photography.
Designed to support our First World War in the Air exhibition, this book is illustrated with images of objects that can be found in our collection.
The training aid for many a pilot from one of the leading instructors of the First World War. There are 160 pages with many illustrations of leading aircraft of the period.
A 32 page booklet detailing what a young soldier should expect when signing up to fight in WW1.
Even before the outbreak of the first World War, aviation had made its presence felt in the East Riding of Yorkshire, with visits from many of the leading aviation pioneers including Gustav Hamel and Harry Hawker.
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