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Air forces. Air warfare

  • RAF Night Operationsby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 23.99

    The Navy can lose us the war, but only the Air Force can win it. Therefore our supreme effort must be to gain overwhelming mastery in the air. The Fighters are our salvation but the Bombers alone provide the means of victory...'

 So said Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the War Cabinet on the first anniversary of the outbreak of... more...

  • Australia's Few and the Battle of Britainby Kristen Alexander

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Germans launched their Luftwaffe campaign to gain superiority over the RAF, especially Fighter Command. They were not successful, and this defeat marked a turning point in the Allies' favour. This is the story of eight Australian fighter pilots engaged in the Battle of Britain, the first major battle of... more...

  • Airpower Rebornby John Andreas Olsen

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Airpower Reborn offers a conceptual approach to warfare that emphasizes airpower?s unique capability to achieve strategic effects. Six world-leading theorists argue that a viable strategy must transcend the purely military sphere, view the adversary as a multi-dimensional system, and pursue systemic paralysis and strategic effects rather than military... more...

  • Luftwaffe Bombers of the Blitz 1940-1941by Andy Saunders

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    Luftwaffe Bombers in the Blitz will comprise of some 140-150 images of German bomber aircraft during the Blitz of 1940-1941. The images will cover the entirety of the Blitz and will also depict losses across Britain during this period. Each picture will tell its own story, and will be fully captioned with historical detail. Each section will have a... more...

  • From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyerby Carole McEntee-Taylor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris was an adventurer, a man possessed of great courage and charm, who fulfilled every schoolboy fantasy and really did 'live the dream'. 

The second youngest of seven children, the ordinary life held little appeal for Sydney so, in 1898, at the age of 17, he left home in Ilford for the Klondike gold rush.... more...

  • The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIIby Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Spitfire Mk.VII was one of the less known Spitfire mark. Designed to make interceptions in high altitude, the Luftwaffe had actually almost diseppeared from the English sky when Mk.VII was introduced into service in the spring of 1943. Underemployed during over a year, the RAF decided to use it in the offensive role in 1944 before being phased... more...

  • The Last Escaperby Peter Tunstall

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2014; US$ 8.74

    The product of a lifetime?s reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall?s unforgettable memoir of his days in the RAF and as one of the most celebrated of all British POWs. Tunstall was an infamous tormentor of his German captors dubbed the ‘cooler king? (on account of his long spells in ‘solitary?), but also a highly skilled pilot, loyal friend... more...

  • Predatorby Richard Whittle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation The creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle... more...

  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Interventionby Mike Aaronson; Wali Aslam; Tom Dyson; Regina Rauxloh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international military intervention. New technologies including... more...

  • Australia's Few and the Battle of Britainby Kristen Alexander

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 39.99

    Jack Kennedy (Sydney), Stuart Walch (Hobart), Dick Glyde (Perth), Ken Holland (Sydney), Pat Hughes (Cooma and Sydney), Bill Millington (Adelaide), John Crossman (Newcastle) and Des Sheen (Canberra): eight Australian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain. Only one survived. During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Luftwaffe launched... more...