RAF ON THE OFFENSIVE The Rebirth of Tactical Air Power 1940-1941


Long before the start of the Second World War it had been believed that strategic bombing would be the deciding factor in any future conflict. Then Hitler launched the Blitzkrieg upon France and the Low Countries in 1940, and the much-vaunted French Army and the British Expeditionary Force were swept away in just six weeks. This new form of warfare shook the Air Ministry, but the expected invasion never came and the Battle of Britain was fought in the air. It seemed that air forces operating independently could determine the course of the war.

“The author has produced a detailed view of how the RAF addressed a serious deficiency to build an impressive tactical air power. The RAF had neglected tactical air power, leaving the Army exposed and, without urgent correction, landing troops in Occupied Europe successfully would be impossible. – Very Highly Recommended.” – Fire Reviews, 15 April 2020
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