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Land based air power or aircraft carriers? The British debate about maritime air power in the 1960s

  title={Land based air power or aircraft carriers? The British debate about maritime air power in the 1960s},
  author={Gjert Lage Dyndal},
Numerous studies, books, and articles have been written on Britains retreat from its former empire in the 1960s. Journalists wrote about it at the time, many people who were involved wrote about it in the immediate years that followed, and historians have tried to put it all together. The issues of foreign policy at the strategic level and the military operations that took place in this period have been especially well covered. However, the question of military strategic alternatives in this… Expand

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