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Air power and armies [electronic resource] / J.C. Slessor ; foreword by Phillip S. Meilinger.

Author/Creator:
Slessor, John Cotesworth, Sir, 1897-
Publication:
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (261 p.)
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Subjects:
Air power -- Great Britain -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, British.
Aeronautics, Military -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Sir John Cotesworth Slessor (1897-1979) was one of Great Britain's most influential airmen. He played a significant role in building the World War II Anglo-American air power partnership as an air planner on the Royal Air Force Staff, the British Chiefs of Staff, and the Combined Chiefs of Staff. He coordinated allied strategy in 1940-41, helped create an Anglo-American bomber alliance in 1942, and drafted the compromise at the Casablanca Conference that broke a deadlock in Anglo-American strategic debate. Also, Slessor was instrumental in defeating the U-boat menace as RAF Coastal
Contents:
pt. 1. Air superiority
pt. 2. The selection of objectives
pt. 3. The Battle of Amiens, August 8th-11th, 1918
pt. 4. Conclusions.
Notes:
Originally published: London : Oxford University Press, 1936.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8173-8330-1
OCLC:
772845307