"Flexible enough to adapt": British airborne forces’ experience during post conflict operations 1944-1946

Greenacre, John (2017) "Flexible enough to adapt": British airborne forces’ experience during post conflict operations 1944-1946. British Journal for Military History. pp. 71-89. ISSN 2057-0422

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Abstract

Either side of the end of the Second World War Britain’s airborne
forces were increasingly employed in what today would be termed
stabilisation operations. This paper examines the utility and experience
of British airborne forces employed in Greece in 1944, Norway in 1945
and Java in 1946, and highlights common features across the three
operations. This paper suggests characteristics and traits within airborne
forces that enhanced their suitability for successfully contributing to
complex stabilisation operations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airborne forces, WWII
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D731 World War II
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 16:04
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 16:04
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/387

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