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The Resource Two roads to war : the French and British air arms from Versailles to Dunkirk, Robin Higham

Two roads to war : the French and British air arms from Versailles to Dunkirk, Robin Higham

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Two roads to war : the French and British air arms from Versailles to Dunkirk
Title
Two roads to war
Title remainder
the French and British air arms from Versailles to Dunkirk
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Robin Higham
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French and British Air Arms from Versailles to Dunkirk
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Language
eng
Summary
Noted aviation historian Robin Higham has written this comparative study of the evolution of the French and British air arms from 1918 to 1940 to determine why the Armée de l'Air was defeated in June 1940 but the Royal Air Force was able to win the battle over Britain in September. After analyzing the structure, men, and matériel of the air arms, and the government and economic infrastructure of both countries, he concludes that the French force was dominated by the Armée de Terre, had no suitably powerful aero engines, and suffered from the chaos of French politics. In contrast, the independent RAF evolved into a sophisticated, scientifically based force, supported by consistent government practices. Higham's thorough examination, however, finds the British not without error.--
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1925-
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Higham, Robin
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air power
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
  • Air power
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Two roads to war : the French and British air arms from Versailles to Dunkirk, Robin Higham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: France to 1940 -- I. Legacies of World War I -- Britain and France -- II. The Interwar Years, 1918-1934 -- Postwar, 1918-1932 -- French and British aircraft industries, 1918-1934 -- III. The road to war, 1932-1940 -- From the advent of Hitler to war, 1933-1940 -- Technical infrastructure, 1928-1940 -- On the road to war, 1933-1940 -- IV. War, 1938-1940 -- Munich and the Phoney War, September 1938-10 May 1940
Control code
FIEb17635792
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 410 pages
Isbn
9781612510583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826861289
Label
Two roads to war : the French and British air arms from Versailles to Dunkirk, Robin Higham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: France to 1940 -- I. Legacies of World War I -- Britain and France -- II. The Interwar Years, 1918-1934 -- Postwar, 1918-1932 -- French and British aircraft industries, 1918-1934 -- III. The road to war, 1932-1940 -- From the advent of Hitler to war, 1933-1940 -- Technical infrastructure, 1928-1940 -- On the road to war, 1933-1940 -- IV. War, 1938-1940 -- Munich and the Phoney War, September 1938-10 May 1940
Control code
FIEb17635792
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 410 pages
Isbn
9781612510583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826861289

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