Throughout World War II, the United States played a pivotal role in the development of British maritime aviation. Even before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm pilots were being trained in the United States under a scheme set up by the United States Navy as part of the Lend-Lease agreement. For many young British aviation cadets the journey across the Atlantic and America was eye-opening. Men found themselves caught up with issues such as segregation in the American South, of which they had no experience and little understanding.
Drawing on extensive interviews and correspondence with former cadets, together with archival research, Guinn and Bennett document the endeavours of American Navy pilots who taught over 16,000 British aviation cadets how to fly and fight. They comprehensively examine the details and impact of the scheme from a military, diplomatic, educational and cultural perspective.
|Publisher:||I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited|
|Series:||International Library of Twentieth Century History Ser.|
|Product dimensions:||5.79(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.87(d)|
About the Author
Gilbert S. Guinn is Emeritus Professor at Lander University, South Carolina. G.H.Bennett is Head of Humanities, University of Plymouth.
Table of Contents
The Survival of Anglicanism 1641-1660 12
Anglican Understandings of Free Prayer in Public Worship 1641-1660 28
Restoration and Revision 40
The Felt Continuity of Usage with the Early Church 1660-1700 51
The Voice of the Prayer Book - in the Nation 61
The Voice of the Prayer Book - in the Parishes 75
The Voice of the Prayer Book - Analysis and Theology 91
The 'Sternhold & Hopkins' Metrical Psalter 106
Family Prayer 126
Private Prayer 137
Process in Anglican Worship 147
Concluding Review 166