High Stakes: Britains Air Arms In Action 1945 1990 Victor Flintham

ISBN: 9781844158157

Published: June 1st 2009

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418 pages


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High Stakes: Britains Air Arms In Action 1945   1990  by  Victor Flintham

High Stakes: Britains Air Arms In Action 1945 1990 by Victor Flintham
June 1st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 418 pages | ISBN: 9781844158157 | 10.57 Mb

After the dust of World War II had settled, the military position of the UK was far from straightforward. It was of course allied to the USA and part of NATO, but it was at odds with the former in maintaining an Empire and the two nations also hadMoreAfter the dust of World War II had settled, the military position of the UK was far from straightforward.

It was of course allied to the USA and part of NATO, but it was at odds with the former in maintaining an Empire and the two nations also had competing oil interests in the Middle East. The UKs engagement in war after 1945 was thus a strange mixture ranging from homeland security through insular actions within the colonies or protectorates to preserve empire - to playing a major role in confronting the USSR. The types of active involvement of the RAF, Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps between 1945 and 1995 include the following, with examples.returncharacterreturncharacterMaintaining Local Stability - Greece, Netherlands East Indies.

Maintaining Empire - Malaya, Kenya. Defending Empire - Borneo. Defending Interests - Suez, Kuwait. Homeland Security - Northern Ireland, air defense. Confrontation - Berlin Airlift, Korea. Covert Action - Albania, strategic reconnaissance. Humanitarian and Peacekeeping- Jordan, Cyprus. Development of Deterrent - Bombs, bombers and missiles.



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