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A World War II bombardier describes the work done by operations analysts with the Eighth Air Force in World War II to improve bombing accuracy.

A World War II bombardier describes the work done by operations analysts with the Eighth Air Force in World War II to improve bombing accuracy. In October 1942, less than 15 percent of the bombs dropped were falling within 1,000 feet of the assigned aiming point; in October 1944, more than 60 percent fell within this circle. With the demise of the Soviet Union and the resulting lone superpower status for the United States, revolutionary changes swept through the American military. For the United States Air Force, reorganization was probably the most dramatic and far-reaching change.

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Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry. Imperial War Museums home Connect with IWM.

During World War II, radio broadcasts were fundamental to the morale of the allied troops. Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover.

This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Chronicles the policy disputes between Britain and the United States over armed forces radio broadcasting during World War II. This is the American Forces Network: The Anglo-American Battle of the Air Waves in World War II. Specifications.

a b Morley, Patrick (2001). Various authors BBC Year Book 1947 London: British Broadcasting Corporation 1947. This is the American Forces Network": The Anglo-American Battle of the Air Waves in World War II. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 3–4. ISBN 0275969010. Took, Barry Laughter in the Air London: Robson Books 1976.

Author: Patrick Morley.

Patrick Morley: 'This Is the American Forces Network': The Anglo-American Battle of the Air Waves in World War II. Praeger Publishing (2001). Trent Christman: Brass Button Broadcasters: A Lighthearted Look at Fifty Years of Military Broadcasting. Turner Publishing (1992). History of AFRTS: The first 50 years. Government Printing Office (1993).

During World War II, radio broadcasts were fundamental to the morale of the allied troops. When Americans attempted to establish their own network, the Armed Forces Network (AFN), the BBC initially resisted. This documented account of the disputes between Britain and the United States in regard to the airwaves illustrates how, despite the tensions and with the intervention of General Eisenhower and Winston Churchill, the relationship succeeded. It details the political machinations with which the BBC attempted to thwart the development of the AFN and the strategies by which the Americans established and operated the network. It was not long before the AFN captivated a wide British audience and introduced it to the American big bands, such as the Glenn Miller orchestra, and entertainers like Jack Benny and Bob Hope. The tensions and compromises between the two broadcasting networks reflected the disagreements and concessions characteristic of the overall Anglo-American alliance.

This lively chronicle of the frictions between the BBC and the AFN, and the portrait it paints of wartime Britain will appeal to a number of audiences, from scholars of the history of broadcasting, to wartime music buffs, to those interested in the politics of World War II, and to the veterans who served in the war.


"This Is the American Forces Network": The Anglo-American Battle of the Air Waves in World War II download epub
Engineering
Author: Patrick Morley
ISBN: 0275969010
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Praeger; First edition (January 30, 2001)
Pages: 200 pages