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Leading experts examine the air war in the context of modern industrialised societies and compare the different ways in which it was conducted by the main air powers. They demonstrate that the relationship between civilians and the military had as much impact on the conduct of the air war as the leadership. The authors cover a wide spectrum and focus on topics such as: > air war and foreign and domestic policies; > top echelon command and leadership; > strategic planning, air armament and war economy; > operations and logistics; > intelligence and reconnaissance; and> air war, humanity and international law.
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'... one of the best insights into air warfare which has ever appeared.'Defence International'... of immense interest and every library and interested party should consider buying it.'War in History'The number and stature of the contributors, the wide range of topics covered, and the remarkable conceptual unity of the volume make this one of the most significant comparative works dealing with World War II air power.'The Journal of Military History'... an excellent book, the best of its kind...required reading for any student of air warfare.'Air Power History'Encyclopedic in scope and exhaustive in detail...is a major contribution to air power history in English.'Airpower Journal
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