The British Commonwealth and Victory in the Second World War

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    This book is the first comprehensive study of the British Commonwealth in the Second World War. Britain and its Dominions, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, formed the most durable, cooperative and interchangeable alliance of the war. Iain E. Johnston-White looks in depth at how the Commonwealth war effort was financed, the training of airmen for the air war, the problems of seaborne supply and the battles fought in North Africa. Fully one third of the ‘British’ effort originated in the Dominions, a contribution that was only possible through the symbiotic relationship that Britain maintained with its former settler-colonies. This cooperation was based upon a mutual self-interest that was largely maintained throughout the war. In this book, Johnston-White offers a fundamental reorientation in our understanding of British grand strategy in the Second World War.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages319
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-58917-0
    ISBN (Print)ISBN 978-1-137-58917-0
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Military and Strategic History

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    Johnston-White, I. (2017). The British Commonwealth and Victory in the Second World War. (Studies in Military and Strategic History). Palgrave Macmillan.