A few additions to the library this past week.

Mark Clodfelter, The Limits of Airpower: The American Bombing of North Vietnam (Macmillan, 1989). A useful analysis on the limit of airpower as a coercive weapons. Also fits in with my recent foray into the Vietnam War.

Randall T Wakelam, The Science of Bombing: Operations Research in RAF Bomber Command (University of Toronto Press, 2009). Hopefully a work that will explore the use of operational research in informing the use of Bomber Command during the Second World War. I wait to see what it adds to the debates surrounding the effectiveness of Bomber Command. Useful I suspect for anyone teaching this subject.

Robert Kershaw, Tank Men: The Human Story of Tanks at War (Hodder, 2009). A history of the men who crewed these vehicle and their thoughts about their lives.

Lloyd Clark, Arnhem: Jumping the Rhine, 1944 and 1945 (Headline, 2009). Another history of Arnhem but one that also looks at the use of airborne forces in crossing the Rhine as it examine Operation VARSITY too. A useful addition to the historiography of Arnhem and airborne warfare.

Well I had to indulge it is my birthday!


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