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Author Cumming, Anthony J.

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

Publication Info. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 2015.

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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."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force.
Britain, Battle of (Great Britain : 1940)
World War (1939-1945)
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.
Interservice rivalry (Armed Forces) -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.
Air power -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Sea-power -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Military history.
Naval history.
Added Title Interservice rivalry between the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, 1909-1940
Other Form: Print version: Cumming, Anthony J. Battle for Britain. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 2015 9781612518343 (DLC) 2014044410
ISBN 9781612518350 (electronic bk.)
1612518354 (electronic bk.)
9781612518343 (hardback)