Air Power and Colonial Control: The Royal Air Force, 1919-1939

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Manchester University Press, 1990 - Political Science - 260 pages
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Between the world wars the main task of the RAF was to crush tribal rebellions against British rule. This study, based almost entirely on unpublished documents, shows how the independent peacetime role of air policing ensured the survival of the RAF during the lean financial times after WWI. Its analysis of rebellion and imperial violence is of interest to a broad audience. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Omissi is with the Department of History and Center for Indian Studies at the University of Hull.

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