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Published: 12 September 2018

288 Pages | 20 b/w illus.; 13 maps

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198798033

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The Royal Air Force

The First One Hundred Years

John Buckley and Paul Beaver

  • The history of the Royal Air Force--from its creation as the world's first major independent airforce in 1918, through to the 21st century.
  • Examines victory in the Great War, the Battle of Britain, the spectre of the Cold War, and the dramatic events of the Gulf Wars and twenty-first century conflicts.
  • Looks ahead to the future challenges and development facing the RAF.
  • A stimulating and thought provoking look at politics, strategy, and warfare in an age of air power.