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Air power and colonial control : the Royal Air Force, 1919-1939

Author: David E Omissi
Publisher: Manchester [England] ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1990.
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
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An examination of the origins, character and effectiveness of air-policing and its role not only in offering a cheaper means of "pacification" in the inter-war years, but also in securing the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Omissi, David E., 1960-
Air power and colonial control.
Manchester [England] ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)645769675
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Omissi
ISBN: 0719029600 9780719029608
OCLC Number: 23054062
Description: xvi, 260 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1: The origins of air policing - the emergence of independent air power, the frontier and Somaliland 1919-20; Iraq and the survival of the RAF 1920-25 - the air control debate 1920-22, air control in action 1922-25; the extension of air control - Great Britain and Ireland, Palestine, India, South-West Arabia, Africa; the limits of air substitution - the air ministry and ground forces, tactical cooperation, substitution and the Navy. Part 2: The geographical environment of air policing - the long arm of the state, time and space, air power in a resistant medium; indigenous responses to air policing - expectations, from terror to adaptation, resistance; the technical dimension - air strategy, technology, training and doctrine; imperial politics and the role of force - limited and unlimited uses of force, criticisms of air policing, air policing and disarmament; comparisons - air power in Morrocco and Syria, the Italian Empire in Africa.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: David E. Omissi.

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