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Clash of Wings: World War II in the Air

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  45 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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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Stephen
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
J. Bryce
Comprehensive, well-researched, and well-thought-out history of air power in World War II. Highly recommended to the appropriate audience!
Beth/Chuck
Jul 14, 2010 Beth/Chuck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Curtiss
A study of the aircraft and aerial campaigns of World War II; similar to Boyne's Clash of Titans, study of WWII's naval campaigns.
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