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Re: Lend Lease

It's nice to see I've gotten Prof. Kuehn to think a little about his hand grenade.

Let us see if i can do it again by posing a question related to his second hand grenade question and answering it, namely:

"Would there have been a Merlin powered P-51 Mustang WITHOUT Lend Lease?

To start with, the technology development tree for the combat evolution of the original Lend Lease P-51A to the Merlin powered P-51B long range escort fighter required the incorporation of the following --

Re: #AirWarVietnam – Contested Skies: A Brief Guide to the Historiography of the Air War in Vietnam

Walter, your factoid on the USSR misinformation campaign via the US anti-war movement was a major component in my critique of John Prados history of the Vietnam War here:
https://lists.h-net.org/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=h-diplo&month=0...

BTW, it was quite difficult to find a link for this on H-DIPLO, so I went to google

Re: Lend Lease

Mr. Taint,

Regards this passage:

I recall as a student at Defense Systems Management College in the 1980's, taking a 20 week course on how to manage defense acquisition programs, the word "history" wasn't even mentioned once (one of the reasons, I believe, military procurement is a perpetual mess). Popular works on military logistics? I can think of only one. A good survey of US military R&D and procurement? I can't find even one.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Margaret D. Sankey
Reviewer: 
Heather M. Stur

Stur on Sankey, 'Women and War in the 21st Century: A Country-by-Country Guide'

Margaret D. Sankey. Women and War in the 21st Century: A Country-by-Country Guide. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2018. xxxiii + 319 pp. $61.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4408-5765-2; $61.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4408-5766-9.

Reviewed by Heather M. Stur (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Lizzie Oliver
Reviewer: 
Rong (Aries) Li

Li on Oliver, 'Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory'

Lizzie Oliver. Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory. War, Culture and Society Series. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. Illustrations. 192 pp. $102.60 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-350-02414-4; $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-02412-0.

Reviewed by Rong (Aries) Li (Rutgers University) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Amita Das, Aditya Das
Reviewer: 
Greg Mole

Mole on Das and Das, 'Defending British India against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13'

Amita Das, Aditya Das. Defending British India against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2016. 288 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78327-129-0.

Reviewed by Greg Mole (University of Memphis) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Ernesto Bassi
Reviewer: 
Jamie Goodall

Goodall on Bassi, 'An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World'

Ernesto Bassi. An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 360 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6240-1; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6220-3.

Reviewed by Jamie Goodall (Stevenson University) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins
Reviewer: 
Jon Ault

Ault on Adkins and Adkins, 'Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History'

Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins. Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. New York: Viking, 2018. xxvi + 449 pp. Illustrations. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7352-2162-8.

Reviewed by Jon Ault (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)