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The Arsenal of DemocracyAircraft Supply and the Evolution of the Anglo-American Alliance, 1938-1942$
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Gavin J. Bailey

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748647477

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647477.001.0001

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The Evolution of Transatlantic Aircraft Supply Diplomacy, 1938–40

The Evolution of Transatlantic Aircraft Supply Diplomacy, 1938–40

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(p.28) 2 The Evolution of Transatlantic Aircraft Supply Diplomacy, 1938–40
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The Arsenal of Democracy
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Gavin J. Bailey

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647477.003.0002

This chapter discusses the changes in British defence policy from 1938–40. It shows that during this period, Britain grappled with the challenge of maintaining a great Fleet and an immense Air Force to sustain the dislocation of continued bombardment from the air, to provide munitions at a rate contemplated for Allies, while at the same time fighting with an unlimited Army on the continent backed by an unlimited supply of materials.

Keywords:   British military power, economic limitations, defence policy

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