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Air forces. Air warfare

  • Air Mobility: The Development of a Doctrineby Christop Cheng

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 84.00

    In the immediate post-World War II period, Army aviation began to evolve from an observatory role to a mobility role. Helicopter air mobility began to develop in the Army from 1949 onwards. The outbreak of the Korean war assisted and accelerated the acceptance of greater helicopter air mobility within the Army. The Eisenhower period was a golden age... more...

  • Air Powerby Jeremy Black

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    This essential book offers a compelling and original interpretation of the rise of military aviation. Jeremy Black, one of the world?s finest scholars of military history, provides a lucid analysis of the use of airpower over land and sea both during the two world wars and the more limited wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. more...

  • Air Power Historyby Sebastian Cox; Peter Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    he 20th century saw air power transformed from novelists' fantasy into stark reality. From string and canvas to precision weaponry and stealth, air power has progressed to become not only the weapon of first political choice, but often the only conceivable option. This rapid development has given rise to considerable debate and controversy with those... more...

  • Air Power and Armiesby Sir John Cotesworth Slessor; Phillip Meilinger

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Sir John Cotesworth Slessor (1897?1979) was one of Great Britain's most influential airmen. He played a significant role in building the World War II Anglo-American air power partnership as an air planner on the Royal Air Force Staff, the British Chiefs of Staff, and the Combined Chiefs of Staff. He coordinated allied strategy in 1940?41, helped... more...

  • Air Power in the Age of Total Warby John Buckley

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Warfare in the first half of the 20th century was fundamentally and irrovocably altered by the birth and subsequent development of air power. This work assesses the role of air power in changing the face of battle on land and sea. Utilizing late-1990s research, the author demonstrates that the phenomenon of air power was both a cause and a crucial... more...

  • Air Raidby W A Hoodless

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    This revealing book sets out to provide a first-hand account of the Blitz upon an ordinary and very recently married couple in Upminster, Essex. The Blitz diary, written by the author's mother, began less than a year after she had married, which itself was just three days before the Declaration of War in 1939. It may be quite representative of the... more...

  • Air Warfareby Walter J. Boyne

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 185.00

    This encyclopedia documents the entire history of aerial combat - from the primitive biplanes of World War I to the sophisticated stealth fighters of the 21st century - and contains articles on famous aces, designers, air campaigns, weapons and flying machines of air warfare's first 90 years. more...

  • Airships in International Affairs 1890 - 1940by Dr John Duggan; Professor Henry Cord Meyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    This book analyses the unique psychological appeal of the airship worldwide and shows how this appeal was exploited for ulterior political purposes. They were used by Count Zeppelin to advance German militarism, American Admiral Moffett to fight US Army aviation ambitions, British Lord Thomson to foster Socialism and strengthen Empire ties, Mussolini... more...

  • Airwarby Phillip S. Meilinger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    According to the author all aircrews, tacticians and those who direct them have to realise the limitations of air power during conflicts. For years opinion has differed as to whether the aircraft has altered war strategies or merely the tactics of war. This volume explores the limits of airpower. more...

  • Albert Ball VCby Colin Pengelly

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 23.95

    Albert Ball’s individuality and his insistence on fighting alone set him apart from other fighter pilots during World War One. His invincible courage and utter determination made him a legend not only in Britain but also amongst his enemies, to whom the sight of his lone Nieuport Scout brought fear. In 1914 he enlisted in the British army with... more...