The RAF in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain

Greg Baughen

Editore: Fonthill Media, 2016
ISBN 10: 1781555257 / ISBN 13: 9781781555255
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The RAF in the Battle of France and Battle of Britain looks at the opportunities missed in the French campaign. It takes a fresh look at the Battle of Britain and asks if the RAF was ready to help repel an invasion. It follows the disputes between the Army and RAF and debates whether air power used independently can ever achieve decisive results. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: In May 1940, the German Army and the Allied forces they faced were fairly evenly matched. Two months later Britain was on her own, hopelessly outnumbered and facing imminent defeat. Should the RAF have done more to support the Allied armies in France? Could the RAF have protected the British Army better at Dunkirk? How narrow was the margin of victory in the Battle of Britain? Was the RAF ready to deal with an invasion? Why were hundreds of American combat planes and experienced Polish and Czech pilots never used? All these questions and more are answered in Greg Baughen's third book in the series. Baughen describes the furious battles between the RAF and the Luftwaffe and the equally bitter struggle between the Air Ministry and the War Office- and explains how close Britain really came to defeat in the summer of 1940. 

From the Author: This book is the third in the series, but it was the first that I wrote. As a youngster, what happened in 1940 fascinated me. How could France be defeated so quickly? Why did an isolated Britain not lose the war? Books in the local library did not provide a satisfactory explanation. I took my first tentative steps into the world of research on a school visit to the Imperial War Museum. I detached myself from the school party and made my way to the reading room, and discovered a treasure trove of rare books. At university, I spent more time reading books in the library's history section than on the maths I was supposed to be studying. But none of these books helped much. It seemed all of them were writing history backwards. We avoided defeat because we had the Spitfire, radar and a coordinated air defence system. Trace the story of these back to their origins and you have the standard history of the Battle of Britain. The defeat in France almost becomes part of some cunning plan to lure the German nation into a false sense of security. I wanted to tell the story going forwards, as it really happened. I began delving into the archives in Britain and France. I never planned to write a book, but it did seem to be a good idea to put my thoughts down on paper, just to get things straight in my own mind. Slowly a book began to emerge. Telling the story going forwards produced a very different story. Britain was not preparing for a battle for air superiority to prevent an invasion. The politicians and Air Staff just wanted to defend our cities from the dreaded bomber. Radar was very useful, but RAF commanders allowed it to become a hindrance. The Air Staff did not even really want the Spitfire. They wanted much larger 'bomber destroyers' The mistakes Britain made nearly resulted in defeat. But the country got enough right, albeit often for the wrong reasons, to survive. This was the story I found myself telling.

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Titolo: The RAF in the Battle of France and the ...
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Data di pubblicazione: 2016
Legatura: Hardcover
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Descrizione libro Hardback 288 pagesPublished Price £25 In May 1940, the opposing German and Allied forces seemed reasonably well matched. On the ground, the four allied nations had more troops, artillery and tanks. Even in the air, the German advantage in numbers was slight. Yet two months later, the Allied armies had been crushed. The Netherlands, Belgium and France had all surrendered and Britain stood on her own, facing imminent defeat. Subsequent accounts of the campaign have tended to see this outcome as predetermined, with the seeds of defeat sown long before the fighting began. Was it so inevitable? Should the RAF have done more to help the Allied armies? Why was such a small proportion of the RAF's frontline strength committed to the crucial battle on the ground? Could Fighter Command have done more to protect the British and French troops being evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk? This study looks at the operations flown and takes a fresh look at the fatal decisions made behind the scenes, decisions that unnecessarily condemned RAF aircrews to an unequal struggle and ultimately ensured Allied defeat. What followed became the RAF's finest hour with victory achieved by the narrowest of margins. Or was it, as some now suggest, a victory that was always inevitable? If so, how was the German military juggernaut that had conquered most of Europe so suddenly halted? This study looks at the decisions and mistakes made by both sides. It explains how the British obsession with bomber attacks on cities had led to the development of the wrong type of fighter force and how only a fortuitous sequence of events enabled Fighter Command to prevail. It also looks at how ready the RAF was to deal with an invasion. How much air support could the British Army have expected? Why were hundreds of American combat planes and experienced Polish and Czech pilots left on the sidelines? And when the Blitz began, and Britain finally got the war it was expecting, what did this campaign tell us about the theories on air power that had so dominated pre-war air policy? All these questions and more are answered in Greg Baughen's third book. Baughen describes the furious battles between the RAF and the Luftwaffe and the equally bitter struggle between the Air Ministry and the War Office - and explains how close Britain really came to defeat in the summer of 1940. Codice libro della libreria 25151

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Descrizione libro Fonthill Media, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In May 1940, the opposing German and Allied forces seemed reasonably well matched. On the ground, the four allied nations had more troops, artillery and tanks. Even in the air, the German advantage in numbers was slight. Yet two months later, the Allied armies had been crushed. The Netherlands, Belgium and France had all surrendered and Britain stood on her own, facing imminent defeat. Subsequent accounts of the campaign have tended to see this outcome as predetermined, with the seeds of defeat sown long before the fighting began. Was it so inevitable? Should the RAF have done more to help the Allied armies? Why was such a small proportion of the RAF s frontline strength committed to the crucial battle on the ground? Could Fighter Command have done more to protect the British and French troops being evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk? This study looks at the operations flown and takes a fresh look at the fatal decisions made behind the scenes, decisions that unnecessarily condemned RAF aircrews to an unequal struggle and ultimately ensured Allied defeat. What followed became the RAF s finest hour with victory achieved by the narrowest of margins. Or was it, as some now suggest, a victory that was always inevitable? If so, how was the German military juggernaut that had conquered most of Europe so suddenly halted? This study looks at the decisions and mistakes made by both sides. It explains how the British obsession with bomber attacks on cities had led to the development of the wrong type of fighter force and how only a fortuitous sequence of events enabled Fighter Command to prevail. It also looks at how ready the RAF was to deal with an invasion. How much air support could the British Army have expected? Why were hundreds of American combat planes and experienced Polish and Czech pilots left on the sidelines? And when the Blitz began, and Britain finally got the war it was expecting, what did this campaign tell us about the theories on air power that had so dominated pre-war air policy? All these questions and more are answered in Greg Baughen s third book. Baughen describes the furious battles between the RAF and the Luftwaffe and the equally bitter struggle between the Air Ministry and the War Office - and explains how close Britain really came to defeat in the summer of 1940. Codice libro della libreria AA79781781555255

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