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Clash of Wings: World War II in the Air
     

Clash of Wings: World War II in the Air

by Walter J. Boyne
 

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Boyne resurrects the war of the skies in all its heroic and tragic drama, while supplying insightful, expert conclusions about previously overlooked aspects of the war, including the essential role of American bombers in Europe; Germany's miscalculation of the number of planes required for victory; the Allies' slow start in deploying maximum air power—and why

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Boyne resurrects the war of the skies in all its heroic and tragic drama, while supplying insightful, expert conclusions about previously overlooked aspects of the war, including the essential role of American bombers in Europe; Germany's miscalculation of the number of planes required for victory; the Allies' slow start in deploying maximum air power—and why they eventually triumphed.

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Roland Green
Aerospace historian and novelist Boyne attempts a one-volume overview of the leaders, aircraft, technology, tactics, and strategy as well as the events of the aerial side of World War II. Knowledgeable and literate, Boyne is more successful than most at covering so large a topic in only some 400 pages. Among other things, he emphasizes the narrow margin by which the British won the Battle of Britain, the superficiality of the excellence of the Japanese air forces, and the extremely slow start of the Allies on the road to the complete air superiority they eventually achieved through a combination of greater industrial capacity and more innovative strategy and tactics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451685138
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
8 MB

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