Arming in the Air. The Daily Mail Campaign. Warnings of Three Wasted Years. With Preface by Brigadier-General P. R. C. Groves [wrapper title]. Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere.

Arming in the Air. The Daily Mail Campaign. Warnings of Three Wasted Years. With Preface by Brigadier-General P. R. C. Groves [wrapper title].

(London: Associated Newspapers, 1936). First edition. 8vo, original printed blue-green wrappers, 80 pages. Illus. Cheap newsprint browning, some fading and wear to the wrappers; a good, sound copy. Item #13466

The collected articles of a three-year campaign by Lord Rothermere's fascist-leaning popular newspaper to increase the might of Britain's air force. With much on Rothermere's own "Britain First" airplane, which he had constructed as a prototype for British bombers. The mania of conservative press barons for owning airplaces (cf. Col. McCormick of the Chicago Tribune) is perhaps an underexplored thread of journalism history.

Price: $40.00