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Author Ledwidge, Frank, author
Title Aerial warfare : the battle for the skies / Frank Ledwidge
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  UG625 .L43 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020627626
Edition First edition
Descript xii, 184 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 20 cm
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Note "Aerial warfare which has dominated western war-making for over 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. Frank Ledwidge offers a sweeping look at the history of air warfare, introducing the major battles, crises, and controversies where air power has taken centre stage, and the changes in technology and air power capabilities over time. Highlighting the role played by air power in the First and Second World Wars, he also sheds light on the lesser-known theatres where the roles of air forces have been clearly decisive in conflicts, in Africa, South America, and Asia.00Along the way, Ledwidge asks key questions about the roles air power can deliver, and whether it is conceptually different from other forms of combat. Considering whether bombing has ever been truly effective, he discusses whether wars can be won from the air, and concludes by analysing whether there is a future for manned air power, or if it is inevitable that drones will dominate 21st century war in the air"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-179) and index
Foundations -- Beginnings : the First World War 1914-1918 -- Theory and practice : the interwar years 1919-1939 -- The Second World War : air operations in the west -- The Second World War : the air war in the pacific -- Cold War 1945-1982 -- The apotheosis of air power 1983-2001 -- Aerostats to algorighms 2001-2018 -- Per ardua ad astra?
Subject Air warfare -- History
Air warfare -- Forecasting
HISTORY / Military / Aviation. bisacsh
Warfare and Defence. eflch
Air-to-air missiles. fast (OCoLC)fst00802754
Air warfare. fast (OCoLC)fst00802704
Airplanes, Military. fast (OCoLC)fst00803587
Military history, Modern. fast (OCoLC)fst01021239
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Warfare and Defence. ukslc
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