From Inventing aviation
- Ryan K. Noppen. 2016. Blue Skies, Orange Wings: The Global Reach of Dutch Aviation in War and Peace, 1914-1945. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016. 338 pages
Paraphrased from Benson (2018) book review:
- This book has a long-overdue study of the vital role Dutch enterprises played in the development of global aviation.
- It draws from archival records and earlier scholarship from English and Dutch sources. The author makes a valuable contribution to aviation history.
- The giant Dutch business successes in aviation were the Fokker aircraft company and the national airline KLM which started in 1919.
- During WWI, Anthony Fokker spent the war building military aircraft in Germany.
- After WWI, Anthony Fokker returned to the Netherlands and founded his aviation company.
- Fokker had extensive design and production experience and a legendary reputation.
- He continued to produce warplanes, but his commercial design were more important to his interwar success.
- Fokker's "airliners became ubiquitous, dominating even the American market during the 1920s," and were valuable to KLM.
- KLM was pioneering, reliable, efficient, and a source of national pride. KLM developed routes connecting Netherlands to its Asian colonies.
- most of the rest of the book and the review covers a period after our period.
- Book review by Erik Benson of Cornerstone University in Essays in Economic and Business History
- Blue skies, orange wings: the global reach of Dutch aviation in war and peace, 1914-1945 on WorldCat
|Original title||Blue Skies, Orange Wings: The Global Reach of Dutch Aviation in War and Peace, 1914-1945|
|Simple title||The global reach of Dutch aviation, 1914-1945|
|Authors||Ryan K. Noppen|
|Keywords||World War I|
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