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Title Page/Copyright

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Contents

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List of Diagrams

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pp. vii-viii

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Life and Career of Arthur William Tedder

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pp. 1-13

Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder, G.C.B. (1890–1967), was born at Glenguin (now Glengoyne), a distillery about twenty miles north of Glasgow on July 11, 1890. He was the youngest of three children to Arthur John Tedder, an excise and revenue official, and Emily Charlotte Bryson Tedder....

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1. THE UNITIES OF WAR

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pp. 13-28

It has been well said, " If you wish for peace, understand war."1 The war of 1939-45 was marked by rapid and immense changes in the technique of warfare, but current developments in science and technology suggest the probability of even more revolutionary changes in the near future. ...

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2. AIR SUPERIORITY

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pp. 29-52

I have spoken of land, sea, and air warfare as separate, yet closely inter-related, Everyone recogises the separate unity of sea and land warfare respectively - in the past very often an exclusive and separatist unity. It took men like Pitt to see and utilise the relationship between the two. ...

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3. AIR POWER IN RELATION TO SEA POWER

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pp. 53-86

Even though there are many who still do not appreciate the full implications of air power, I think everyone will go along with me so far as to agree on the need for air superiority. Air superiority is, however, merely a means towards the end; it is the state in which the exercise of air ...

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4. THE EXERCISE OF AIR POWER

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pp. 87-124

There have been some enthusiasts who have stated that air power can by itself win wars. As regards the late war it is dear that we did not attempt to win by means of air power alone - or even by air power as the primary factor. It is true that in the autumn of 1940, and again in ...

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Air, Land, and Sea Warfare: Sir Arthur Tedder on the Strategic Lessons of the World War

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pp. 125-125

General Sir Hastings Ismay, K.C.B., D.S.O., took the chair at the Royal United Service Institution on January 9 when Marshal of the Royal Air force Sir Arthur Tedder, G.C.B., (soon to be known by a still more august title) delivered a lecture on “Air, Land and Sea Warfare.” General Ismay, with his experience as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence, ...

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Afterword: Five Separate Wars

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pp. 126-127

Sir Arthur said that there was one war of production, fought in the factories; another of civil defence; another on the sea; another on land; and another in the air. each of these had its own unity. He explained that all these combined to create one unity of national effort. He was still of the opinion that there was such a thing as air warfare as apart from sea warfare and land warfare, but he ...