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Title: Inter- and Intra-Theatre Learning and British Coastal Air Power in the Second World War
Authors: Hammond, R
Keywords: Second World War;Britain;learning;air power
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: War in History, 2018, pp. 096834451772304 - 096834451772304
Abstract: Historians have not yet attempted to integrate the global nature of Britain’s war with the process and outcome of military learning, and British approaches are generally presented as being compartmentalized within each theatre. This article demonstrates that in the crucial field of coastal air power, while intra-theatre learning processes were important, the British were indeed capable of inter-theatre learning. A symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationship evolved between the Home and Mediterranean theatres that contributed positively to its development. However, they failed to create a similar arrangement for the Indian Ocean, which could only act as a receptor for externally created knowledge.
ISSN: 0968-3445
Appears in Collections:Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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