The Decisive Campaigns of the Desert Air Force 1942 – 1945

Bryn Evans

Compared to the
RAF's Fighter and Bomber Commands,
the Desert Air Force (DAF) is far less
well known, yet its achievements were
spectacular. DAF led the way in North
Africa and Italy in pioneering new
tactics in close Army-Air Force cooperation
on the battlefield, DAF and Allied
air forces gave Allied armies in North Africa and Italy a
decisive cut
Date Published :
June 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16pp b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781783462605
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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Compared to the RAF’s Fighter and Bomber Commands, the Desert Air Force (DAF) is far less well known, yet its achievements were spectacular.

DAF led the way in North Africa and Italy in pioneering new tactics in close Army-Air Force cooperation on the battlefield, DAF and Allied air forces gave Allied armies in North Africa and Italy a decisive cutting edge.

While the Axis forces used the many rivers and mountains of Tunisia and Italy to slow the Allies’ advance, DAF was there to provide that extra mobile firepower – the artillery from the sky. They were the first multinational air force, and the first to introduce air controllers in the front lines of the battlefield.

With firsthand accounts by veteran airmen form Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, this book reveals the decisive victories with which DAF won the war over North Africa, the Mediterranean and Italy in 1942-45.

About The Author
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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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