How the RAF Beat the Luftwaffe

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How did the RAF beat the Luftwaffe in World War II? Or, in fact, was it the fact that they did not lose which later enabled them to claim victory - a victory that would have been impossible without the participation of the Americans from early 1943? This ground-breaking study looks at the main campaigns in which the RAF - and later the Allies - faced the Luftwaffe. Critically-acclaimed writer Ken Delve argues that by the latter part of 1942 the Luftwaffe was no longer a decisive strategic, or even tactical weapon.

The Luftwaffe was remarkably resilient, but it was on a continual slide to ultimate destruction. Its failure is deconstructed according to defective strategic planning from the inception of the Luftwaffe; failure to provide decisive result over Britain in 1940 and over the Mediterranean/Desert in 1941-1942; failure to defend the Reich and the occupied countries against the RAF and, later, combined Allied bomber offensive. Delve studies numerous aspects to these failures, from equipment (aircraft and weapons), to tactics, leadership (political and military), logistics, morale, and others.

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Manufacturer/Publisher: Greenhill Books
Binding: Hardback
Author: Ken Delve
Date Published: 2021
Pagination: 256p

SKU: 9781784383824