The Resource The Billy Mitchell affair

The Billy Mitchell affair

Label
The Billy Mitchell affair
Title
The Billy Mitchell affair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mitchell, now known as the "Father of the U.S. Air Force," fought against the short-sightedness of top military leaders regarding air power after World War I. He went on to embarrass the Navy by proving that aircraft could indeed sink destroyers, which had been thought impossible. He was ultimately court-martialed for insubordination, and his contributions were grudgingly acknowledged after his death
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Burke
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mitchell, William
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Aeronautics, Military
Label
The Billy Mitchell affair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With the air of a conqueror -- I am naturally a sort of soldier -- Good men ... running around in circles -- It's mostly the navy, but it's old-fashioned generals too -- Give us the ships to attack and come out and watch it -- You are throwing the navy into convulsions -- Kill, lay out and bury this great ship -- The biggest man in the country -- Sorrowfully we broke up this splendid little air force -- The military spirit of Germany is by no means crushed -- Air power doesn't seem to be getting anywhere -- The Japanese are now boiling over -- The only question is how and when and where -- A vehicle for propaganda -- General Mitchell's course has been so lawless -- Almost treasonable administration -- America will endure as long as there are Mitchells -- The most august tribunal ... since the Magna Carta -- This ain't a vaudeville show -- Nothing more than prediction and prophecy -- This factless statement -- Damned rot! -- Why, these men are my friends! -- My valves are all shot
Control code
369301
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
373 pages
Lccn
66021474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)404075
Label
The Billy Mitchell affair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
With the air of a conqueror -- I am naturally a sort of soldier -- Good men ... running around in circles -- It's mostly the navy, but it's old-fashioned generals too -- Give us the ships to attack and come out and watch it -- You are throwing the navy into convulsions -- Kill, lay out and bury this great ship -- The biggest man in the country -- Sorrowfully we broke up this splendid little air force -- The military spirit of Germany is by no means crushed -- Air power doesn't seem to be getting anywhere -- The Japanese are now boiling over -- The only question is how and when and where -- A vehicle for propaganda -- General Mitchell's course has been so lawless -- Almost treasonable administration -- America will endure as long as there are Mitchells -- The most august tribunal ... since the Magna Carta -- This ain't a vaudeville show -- Nothing more than prediction and prophecy -- This factless statement -- Damned rot! -- Why, these men are my friends! -- My valves are all shot
Control code
369301
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
373 pages
Lccn
66021474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)404075

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