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Author Newton, Richard D., author.

Title The RAF and tribal control : airpower and irregular warfare between the World Wars / Richard D. Newton ; foreword by David Jordan.

Publication Info. Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  358.40094 N487r 2019    ---  Available
Description xiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Modern air power analysts have tended to hold the British air control experience in the Middle East between the two World Wars as the exemplar of how technology might solve the civil-military challenges of small wars. By seeking to find repeatable, technologically-oriented solutions to what are inherently human problems, these analysts have missed the Royal Air Force's innovative approach to air power and what made it possible to substitute air power for battalions of soldiers in certain situations. The RAF made air power personal by placing airmen who understood the local cultures in and among the populace. They served as the conduit for information, communication, and insight between the colonial administration and the tribes and villages. This book, then, brings to light the contributions of those embedded airmen, the Special Service Officers, who made possible the integration of air power into the civil administration of the colonies and Mandates"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Airpower and influence -- Air control between the wars -- Air control in practice -- Intelligence, influence, and air control -- Airpower, tribal control, and irregular warfare.
Subject Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- History -- 20th century.
Air power -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00549585
Air power. (OCoLC)fst00802495
Armed Forces. (OCoLC)fst00814586
British colonies. (OCoLC)fst01910374
Colonies -- Administration. (OCoLC)fst00868457
Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240495
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Jordan, David (David John), writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780700628711 hardcover
0700628711 hardcover
9780700628728 electronic book
Standard No. 40029619828

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