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The Battle for Britain: Interservice Rivalry between the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, 1909-1940

Cumming, Anthony J.

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ISBN 10: 1612518346 / ISBN 13: 9781612518343
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Title: The Battle for Britain: Interservice Rivalry...

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Binding: Hardcover

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Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: JWG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 236 x 157 x 28. Weight in Grams: 567. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781612518343

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Synopsis: The Battle for Britain is a provocative reinterpretation of both British air and naval power from 1909 to 1940. Anthony Cumming challenges the view that the Battle of Britain was a decisive victory won solely by the Royal Air Force through independent airpower operations. By re-evaluating the early stage of the Mediterranean conflict and giving special emphasis to naval battles such as Calabria and Taranto, Cumming argues that the Royal Navy played an equally important role in defeating Hitler's early advances, buying critical time until the Americans could make a decisive contribution. His argument holds that the RAF's role as an independent arm has been exaggerated and that contemporary strategists can learn from investing too much confidence in independent airpower.

About the Author: Following a career in the British civil service, Anthony J. Cumming earned his PhD in history at the University of Plymouth and won the University of London's Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History. He is the author of The Royal Navy and the Battle of Britain and lives in Devon, United Kingdom with his wife and pet greyhound.

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