Why Air Forces Fail The Anatomy of Defeat

ISBN-10: 0813123747
ISBN-13: 9780813123745
Edition: 2005
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Description: This history examines air forces that have been defeated and explains the complex, often deep-seated foundations for these catastrophes. It considers cases of Russian, Polish, French, British, German, Argentine, and US air force defeats, looking  More...

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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 2/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

This history examines air forces that have been defeated and explains the complex, often deep-seated foundations for these catastrophes. It considers cases of Russian, Polish, French, British, German, Argentine, and US air force defeats, looking beyond the military factors.

Steven J. Harris is a professor at the Jesuit Institute, Boston College.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Poland's Military Aviation, September 1939: It Never Had a Chance
L'Armee de l'Air, 1933-1940: Drifting toward Defeat
The Arab Air Forces
Defeat of the German and Austro-Hungarian Air Forces in the Great War, 1909-1918
Downfall of the Regia Aeronautica, 1933-1943
The Imperial Japanese Air Forces
Defeat of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945
The Argentine Air Force versus Britain in the Falkland Islands, 1982
From Disaster to Recovery: Russia's Air Forces in the Two World Wars
The United States in the Pacific
Defeats of the Royal Air Force: Norway, France, Greece, and Malaya, 1940-1942
Conclusion
List of Contributors
Index

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