The political decisions and policy leading to the Royal Australian Air Force having no fighters or interceptors for the coming war against Japan
Rorrison, James D. (2015) The political decisions and policy leading to the Royal Australian Air Force having no fighters or interceptors for the coming war against Japan. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
James Rorrison Thesis
Administrators only until 30 September 2017
The thesis provides an understanding of the ignored need for a modern air defence system for the Australian air force to meet the growing threat from Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s. The quality of advice provided to, and accepted by, Australian politicians was misleading and eliminated the need for fighters and interceptors despite glaring evidence to the contrary. Based on primary source material, including official documents, Allied and Axis pilot memoirs, popular aviation literature and newspaper and magazine articles and interviews, the thesis highlights the inability of Australian politicians to face the reality of the international situation.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Bean, Clive, Moore, Keith, & Quanchi, Max|
|Additional Information:||Embargoed until 30th September 2017.|
|Keywords:||RAAF, World War II, Wirraways, Air Defence, War Against Japan|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||16 Feb 2016 01:00|
|Last Modified:||16 Feb 2016 01:00|
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