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Description - Air Battle for Burma by Bryn Evans

After a long series of crushing defeats by the apparently unstoppable Japanese air and ground forces, the eventual fightback and victory in Burma was achieved as a result of the exercise of unprecedented combined services cooperation and operations. Crucial to this was the Allies' supremacy in the air coupled with their ground/air support strategy. Using veterans' first-hand accounts, Air Battle For Burma reveals the decisive nature of Allied air power in inflicting the first major defeat on the Japanese Army in the Second World War. Newly equipped Spitfire fighter squadrons made the crucial difference at the turning point battles of the Admin Box, Imphal and Kohima in 1944. Air superiority allowed Allied air forces to deploy and supply Allied ground troops on the front line and raids deep into enemy territory with relative impunity; revolutionary tactics never before attempted on such a scale. By covering both the strategic and tactical angles, through these previously unpublished personal accounts, this fine book is a fitting and overdue tribute to Allied air forces' contribution to victory in Burma. AUTHOR: Bryn Evans is a management consultant with many years' experience of finance and IT at boardroom level. As well as military history Bryn writes extensively across a wide range of categories, be it business management, sport, travel, or fiction, and his work has been widely published. His fiction work has earned a Second Prize in the Catherine Cookson Short Story Competition and other awards.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781473858923
ISBN-10: 1473858925
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 0mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bryn Evans

Bryn Evans is a management consultant with many years' experience of finance and IT at boardroom level. He writes extensively across a wide range of categories, be it business management, travel, military history or fiction and his work has been widely published. His fiction work has earned him Second Prize in the Catherine Cookson Short Story Competition and other awards. He is the author of With the East Surreys in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy 1942-45 and The Decisive Campaigns of the Desert Air Force, both in print with Pen and Sword. He lives with his wife, Jean, in Sydney, Australia.

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