Air Power in the Age of Total War

Paperback | March 22, 1999

byJohn J. Buckley

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A fascinating study of the changing military role of air power in the twentieth century, this book examines the sensational impact of the Great War, the pioneering work of air power theorists and visionaries in the interwar period, the air arms race, the SecondWorld War in Europe and the Far East, and finally, the post-war period.

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In all of the wars of the 20th century, air attacks have played an important role. In Air Power in the Age of Total War, John Buckley shows how the role of air power has changed in the military. Buckley highlights the impact of the air force on the Great War, the Second World War and the wars in the Far East and how its role changes fr...

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A fascinating study of the changing military role of air power in the twentieth century, this book examines the sensational impact of the Great War, the pioneering work of air power theorists and visionaries in the interwar period, the air arms race, the SecondWorld War in Europe and the Far East, and finally, the post-war period.

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Military HistoryThe airplane has revolutionized warfare in the modern era more than any other warfare technology. In Air Power in the Age of Total War, John Buckley analyzes the impact of aircraft on battle on land and at sea as well as the strategic aspects of air war. Air power has developed as a key determining factor in the outcome...

John Buckley is Lecturer in History at the University of Wolverhampton.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.59 inPublished:March 22, 1999Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:025321324X

ISBN - 13:9780253213242

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Table of Contents

1. Air power in the age of total war
2. The birth of air power
3. The First World War 1914-1918
4. The development of air power doctrine and theory 1918-1939
5. Global air power 1918-1939
6. The war in Europe 1939-1945
7. The war in the Far East 1937-1945
8. Air power and the post-war world
9. Conclusions
Bibliography
Index

From Our Editors

In all of the wars of the 20th century, air attacks have played an important role. In Air Power in the Age of Total War, John Buckley shows how the role of air power has changed in the military. Buckley highlights the impact of the air force on the Great War, the Second World War and the wars in the Far East and how its role changes from conflict to conflict. As well, readers learn about changes made during inter-war periods that have led to new thinking about the importance of air warfare.