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The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943: A History of Army Co-operation Command

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This book explores the development of tactical air power in Britain between 1940 and 1943 through a study of the Royal Air Force's Army Co-operation Command. It charts the work done by the Command during its existence, and highlights the arguments between the RAF and Army on this contentious issue in Britain. Much is known about the RAF in the years preceding and during the Second World War, particularly the exploits of Fighter, Bomber and Coastal Commands, yet the existence of the RAF's Army Co-operation Command is little-known. Through extensive archival research, this book maps the creation and work of the RAF's Army Co-operation Command through an analysis of the tactical air power developments during the First World War and inter-war periods, highlighting the debates and arguments that took place between the Air Ministry and the War Office.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)978-1137544179
ISBN (Print)978-1137544162
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2016

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