Sunday, May 9, 2010

Before the BoB

From The Right Of The Line by John Terraine:

On the contrary, there was an influential body of opinion which would have liked nothing better than to abolish military aircraft altogether. Notable among these in 1931 was Stanley Baldwin, Lord President of the Council, and soon to be Prime Minister for the third time, and Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary of the Cabinet and of the Committee of Imperial Defence [...] "it would be worth a lot to get rid of submarines and aircraft (which I have advocated for a long time)"

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