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Title Why air forces fail : the anatomy of defeat / edited by Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris
Edition Revised and expanded edition
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (454 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Robin Higham -- Poland's military aviation, September 1939 : it never had a chance / Michael Alfred Peszke -- L'Armee 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 / Rene 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
Summary 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 catastrophic failures of the Russian, Polish, French, British, Italian, German, Argentine, and American air services. Complemented by reading lists and suggestions for further research, this seminal study with two new chapters provides an essential and detailed analysis of defeat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aeronautics, Military -- History -- 20th century.
Air forces -- History -- 20th century.
Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Harris, Stephen John, editor
Higham, Robin, 1925-2015, editor
ISBN 0813167604 (electronic bk.)
0813167612 (electronic bk.)
9780813167602 (electronic bk.)
9780813167619 (electronic bk.)