Strategic Misfortunes

Clipping the Eagle’s Wings: Explaining Failure and Success in the Battle of Britain, 1940

Colin S. Gray

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About The Author

Professor Colin S. Gray is a strategist, author and professor of international relations and strategic studies at the University of Reading, where he is also the Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies. Professor Gray served five years in the Reagan Administration on the President’s General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament, including studies of nuclear strategy, maritime strategy, space strategy, and Special Forces. He has written 25 books, most recently including The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice (2010), War, Peace and International Relations: An Introduction to Strategic History (2nd Edition, 2012), and Airpower for Strategic Effect (2012). His next book to be published will be Perspectives on Strategy (forthcoming March 2013), and currently he is writing on “strategy and defence planning”.

To Cite This Article

Gray, Colin S., “Clipping the Eagle’s Wings: Explaining Failure and Success in the Battle of Britain, 1940”, Infinity Journal, IJ Special Edition, “Strategic Misfortunes”, October 2012, pages 5-11.