Fading Eagle: Politics and Decline of Britain's Post-War Air Force

Fading Eagle: Politics and Decline of Britain's Post-War Air Force

by Ian Watson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781551172
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publication date: 04/02/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 5

Introduction 7

1 Junior Service 13

2 Rising Eagle: The Second World War 26

3 Post-War and National Service 53

4 Cold War Rising 68

5 Trip-Wire Response, V-Force and Missile Defence 80

6 Flexible Response 110

7 The '70s and '80s: Strategic Air Force to Tactical Air Force 153

8 The '90s: Cold War Fading 187

9 New Labour, New Wars and The RAF 195

10 Strategic Defence and Security Review - Cause and Effect 210

Index 251

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