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Clash of Wings: World War II in the Air
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 eventual ...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Simon & Schuster
(first published June 1994)
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Jan 30, 2016 Stephen rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Although European powers employed aircraft during war early in the 20th century, and they saw widespread use during the Great War as tools supplementing armies, not until the Second World War did military aviation truly come into its own. Who can think of those years and miss the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, or the furious carrier battles in the Pacific like that of Midway? During World War II, aircraft were manufactured at a rate never before seen and the respective powers turned them into ...more
Written by the Host of the TV program of the same name. Covers all the major air campaigns with added insights. Well written and again brings out the arrogance displayed by both the Allies and Axis leadership when it came to assessing the other side's capabilities before and during the war.