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By Duncan B Campbell

ISBN-10: 1841768952

ISBN-13: 9781841768953

The concept that of a legionary castle as an enduring constitution dates from the reign of Augustus (27 BCâ€"AD 14). it is just from that point that we discover a status military allotted round the empire, and their everlasting fortresses built from the transitority box fortifications of the legions on crusade. This e-book describes the advance, layout and building of those fortresses during the size and breadth of the Empire. It additionally offers widely with the adventure of lifestyles inside of a standard citadel and covers the operational historical past of those fortifications, together with the well-known siege of Vetera in advert sixty nine.

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As such, they were exceedingly mobile and flexible in the air while absolutely immobile and inflexible on the ground. 9 With the RAF devoting most of its attention and resources to Bomber and Fighter Commands in the latter half of the 1930s, air support for the Army, as common sense would suggest, had a low priority. 10 While this supposition contains some degree of truth, it fails to take into account the indisputable fact that during these same years many of the theoretical principles on which Britain’s Tactical Air Force would be based were conceived in their rudimentary form.

His rationale for maintaining a separate air service rested on a firmly held conviction that neither the War Office nor the Admiralty had either the ability or the desire to advance the development of air power properly. 39 In his endeavours to work out the RAF’s salvation, Trenchard found an unlikely ally in Winston Churchill, the very minister appointed to “close up” the new service. Churchill had a keen interest in the British Empire. He also worried about the long-term state of imperial security in the light of the government’s drive for economy and the recent defence cuts.

Churchill had a keen interest in the British Empire. He also worried about the long-term state of imperial security in the light of the government’s drive for economy and the recent defence cuts. Churchill saw in air power the great possibility of a marriage between economy on the one hand and the maintenance of law and order around the empire on the other. 40 Trenchard had also given serious thought to an imperial role for the RAF. 41 Over the next four months a series of memoranda passed between Churchill and Trenchard in an attempt to work out the details.

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