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2. Beginningsthe First World War 1914–1918

2. Beginnings: the First World War 1914–1918  

Frank Ledwidge

in Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191842641
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804314.003.0002
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9780198804314
Once powered aircraft had taken to the air in the early 20th century, it did not take long for their potential as a military instrument to be realized. The First World War demonstrated that ... More
5. Japan expands its war with China

5. Japan expands its war with China  

Gerard L. Weinberg

in World War II: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781292
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688777.003.0006
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Japan had been in open war with China since July 1937 and was continuing occasional advances against Chinese resistance. ‘Japan expands its war with China’ describes how German victories in ... More
1. Foundations

1. Foundations  

Frank Ledwidge

in Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191842641
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804314.003.0001
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9780198804314
For decades air power has been the primary tool used by major powers to coerce recalcitrant opponents. Aircraft have fundamentally changed the conduct of war on land and at sea at the ... More
World War II: A Very Short Introduction

World War II: A Very Short Introduction  

Gerhard L. Weinberg

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781292
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688777.001.0001
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book
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9780199688777
World War II: A Very Short Introduction examines the origins, course, and impact of the Second World War on those who fought and the ordinary citizens who lived through it. ... More
4. The Second World Warair operations in the West

4. The Second World War: air operations in the West  

Frank Ledwidge

in Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191842641
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804314.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198804314
‘The Second World War: air operations in the West’ considers the air capabilities of the main actors of the Second World War including the Polish air force, the German Luftwaffe, the Soviet ... More
3. War in the West: 1940

3. War in the West: 1940  

Gerard L. Weinberg

in World War II: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688777.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199688777
‘War in the West: 1940’ outlines Germany's plans to invade England and France. The original plan was to strike in late 1939, but the postponement to spring 1940 had three major effects on ... More
6. Cold War 1945–1982

6. Cold War 1945–1982  

Frank Ledwidge

in Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191842641
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804314.003.0006
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9780198804314
In August 1945, a new conflict began between the largely liberal and capitalist West, led by the USA, and the Communist bloc led by the USSR. ‘Cold War 1945–1982’ describes how during the ... More

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