"Fokker—the creative years,"

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“Fokker The Creative Years,” by A. R. Weyl. 420 pp. (Putnam & Co. Ltd., 42, Great Russell Street, London, W.C.1. 84s.)

This is another excellent aviation book, different in conception from “In Full Flight,” for it is in the Putnam documentary series which means that it contains a vast amount of detailed data about Fokker’s life and work and his aeroplanes, from the early Spiders to post-war Fokker machines. While it is as beautifully-produced as the former Putnam aviation books and as copiously illustrated and provided with informative appendices, this is not a catalogue of Fokker productions but is the story of Fokker’s life, correcting many erroneous beliefs and setting straight the record of the formative years of the great Dutchman, while paying belated honour to Reinhold Platz who designed the best of the Fokker aeroplanes of World War I and the most famous of the Fokker transport monoplanes.

Weyl died in 1959 and J. M. Bruce completed the book, which should be read by all serious students of aviation history, as being a full and true account of Fokker’s life—a fascinating case of an aviation pioneer who turned his enthusiasm into a solid business undertaking.—W. B.

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