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Why air forces fail : the anatomy of defeat

Author: Robin Higham; Stephen John Harris
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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"Since the publication of the first edition of Why Air Forces Fail, the debate over airpower's role in military operations has only intensified. Here, eminent historians Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris assemble a team of experts to add essential new details to their cautionary tale for current practitioners of aerial warfare. Together, the contributors examine the complex, often deep-seated, reasons for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Higham; Stephen John Harris
ISBN: 0813167515 9780813167510 9780813123745 0813123747
OCLC Number: 922632066
Description: 454 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Robin Higham --
Poland's military aviation, September 1939 : it never had a chance / Michael Alfred Peszke --
L'Armée de l'air, 1933-1940 : drifting toward defeat / Anthony Christopher Cain --
The Arab air forces / Robin Higham --
Defeat of the German and Austro-Hungarian air forces in the Great War, 1909-1918 / John H. Morrow Jr. --
Downfall of the Regia Aeronautica, 1933-1943 / Brian R. Sullivan --
The Imperial Japanese Air Forces / Osamu Tagaya --
Defeat of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945 / James S. Corum --
The Argentine Air Force versus Britain in the Falkland Islands, 1982 / René De La Pedraja --
From disaster to recovery : Russia's air forces in the two world wars / David R. Jones --
The United States in the Pacific / Mark Parillo --
Defeats of the Royal Air Force : Norway, France, Greece, and Malaya, 1940-1942 / Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris --
RAF Bomber Command as Phoenix / Stephen J. Harris --
American airpower in Vietnam : doomed to failure? / Kenneth P. Werrell --
Conclusion / Stephen J. Harris and Robin Higham.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris.

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