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This paper presents an analysis of the degrees of preparedness (or lack of) on the part of the United States and its naval forces in reaction to and in anticipation of actions by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) primarily during the interwar period (1918-1941), with analysis of relevant earlier...read more

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A groundbreaking account of the Soviet Air Force in World War II, the original version of this book, Red Phoenix, was hailed by theWashington Post as both “brilliant” and “monumental.” That version has now been completely overhauled in the wake of an avalanche of declassified Russian archival...read more

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This book is full of untold short stories of men who created a legend, the legend of the British airborne forces during the Second World War.

Impressed by the performance of the German paratroopers in Belgium and the Netherlands in 1940, and on Crete in 1941, Winston Churchill ordered the...read more

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During the perilous years of 1940-1941, a small band of Americans joined the Royal Air Force to help England resist Nazi Germany. They did so while the United States remained a neutral power and overcame significant obstacles to accomplish their objective. Over time, the RAF formed three fighter...read more

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Written by the U.S. Air Force to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, this is a short history of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force, nicknamed the Flying Tigers. It was commanded by Claire Lee Chennault and composed of pilots from the...read more

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The Flying Tigers are flying in close formation. Every pilot in that picture is looking at the airplane next to him and trying to maintain his position by maintaining the same view of his neighbor. The pilot in front looking at the camera plane is doing the same thing. Planes were much slower...read more

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During active American involvement in World War II (1941–45), propaganda was used to increase support for the war and commitment to an Allied victory. Using a vast array of media, propagandists fomented hatred for the enemy and support for America's allies, urged greater public effort for war...read more

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During active American involvement in World War II (1941–45), propaganda was used to increase support for the war and commitment to an Allied victory. Using a vast array of media, propagandists fomented hatred for the enemy and support for America's allies, urged greater public effort for war...read more

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