Hitler and Air Strategy

@article{Overy1980HitlerAA,
  title={Hitler and Air Strategy},
  author={R. Overy},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1980},
  volume={15},
  pages={405 - 421}
}
  • R. Overy
  • Published 1980
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Hitler's personal role in the German air effort and in the planning and execution of air strategy is one of the few areas of the history of the Second World War that can fairly be claimed to be underresearched. Yet there is no doubt about the importance of this role. Hitler was overall commander-in-chief and hence finally responsible for placing air power within the context of a wider strategy. Throughout the war he insisted that the final decision should rest with him. This was true not only… Expand

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