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Airpower in British Popular Culture

Philip Sabin
RUSI Journal, 8 August 2018
Art, Culture and Literature, UK, Technology
The human experience, rather than technology and tactics, is emphasised in British portrayals of airpower.

In this article, Philip Sabin surveys how popular images of airpower in Britain, as reflected in books, films and the media, have changed over the past century. It argues that the British public has consistently focused more on the human traumas associated with airpower than on technology and tactics, but that the particular form of this human focus has varied widely over time and is still changing today.

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