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The Man Who Took the Rap

Sir Robert Brooke-Popham and the Fall of Singapore by Dye, Peter Code: 52406 Format: Hardback / 432 pages Publication date: 24/10/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $66.00

This is the first biography of Sir Robert Brooke-Popham, a key figure in the early development of airpower, whose significant and varied achievements have been overlooked because of his subsequent involvement in the fall of Singapore. It highlights Brooke-Pophams role in developing the first modern military logistic system, the creation of the Royal Air Force Staff College and the organizational arrangements that underpinned Fighter Commands success in the Battle of Britain. Peter Dye challenges longstanding views about performance as Commander-in-Chief Far East and, based on new evidence, offers a more nuanced narrative that sheds light on British and Allied preparations for the Pacific War, inter-service relations and the reasons for the disastrous loss of air and naval superiority that followed the Japanese attack. "The Man Who Took the Rap" highlights the misguided attempts at deterrence, in the absence of a coordinated information campaign, and the unprecedented security lapse that betrayed the parlous state of the Allied defenses.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 432
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Publication date: 24/10/2018
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 152mm X 229mm
Code: 52406