The Resource The Battle for Britain : interservice rivalry between the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, 1909-1940, Anthony J. Cumming

The Battle for Britain : interservice rivalry between the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, 1909-1940, Anthony J. Cumming

Label
The Battle for Britain : interservice rivalry between the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, 1909-1940
Title
The Battle for Britain
Title remainder
interservice rivalry between the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, 1909-1940
Statement of responsibility
Anthony J. Cumming
Title variation
Interservice rivalry between the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, 1909-1940
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Battle for Britain is a provocative reinterpretation of both British air and naval power from 1909 to 1940. Anthony Cumming challenges the view that the Battle of Britain was a decisive victory won solely by the Royal Air Force through independent airpower operations. By re-evaluating the early stage of the Mediterranean conflict and giving special emphasis to naval battles such as Calabria and Taranto, Cumming argues that the Royal Navy played an equally important role in defeating Hitler's early advances, buying critical time until the Americans could make a decisive contribution. His argument holds that the RAF's role as an independent arm has been exaggerated and that contemporary strategists can learn from investing too much confidence in independent airpower. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
358.4/13094109041
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.B7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Battle for Britain : interservice rivalry between the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, 1909-1940, Anthony J. Cumming
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Table of Contents; Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Sir David Benjamin Bathurst; Acknowledgments ; List of Abbreviations ; 1. A Defense Revolution ; 2. The Road to War ; 3. The Key to Victory ; 4. The Savior of the Royal Air Force ; 5. Imperial Policing ; 6. The Locust Years; 7. The Air War: The Battle of Britain ; 8. The Naval War: The Battle for Britain ; 9. The Vital Mediterranean ; 10. Conclusion ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index ; About the Author
Control code
ocn900159249
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612518350
Lccn
2015001347
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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f41b51f2-36e3-47c9-b068-d91ffa61b4ce
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.b32832266
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900159249
  • pebc1612518354

Library Locations

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