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Than I have ever been to friends that I have known all my life. Give my love to Toppy [Tedder’s wife]. ” 76 25 Notes 1 Equivalent in rank to a lieutenant general. B. H. , letter, 26 April 1966, King’s College, London, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, Liddell Hart Correspondence, 1/339/20. 3 Samuel Johnson, in The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, chap. ” This was one Johnsonian dictum that Tedder, of course, ignored. 4 Lord Arthur William Tedder, With Prejudice: The War Memoirs of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder, GCB (London: Cassell, 1966), 32.

0512-810. 28 Notes 63 Marshal of the Royal Air Force (MRAF) Lord Arthur Tedder, Air Power in War (The Lees Knowles Lectures, a series of four lectures delivered at Cambridge University, FebruaryMarch 1947] (London: Air Ministry, September 1947), 11. 64 MRAF Lord Tedder, “Air, Land and Sea Warfare,” RUSI Journal 91 (1946), 64. 65 Orange, 124, 126. , 131. , 131-33, 139-40. , 133-34. 69 Sir Kenneth Cross to author, private communication, 17 June 1988. 70 Orange, 149-51. 71 Davis, 107-117; I. B. , “Land/Air Operations in North West Africa,” RAF Historical Journal 9, 49, 52.

Allied Leaders in North Africa From left: Air Vice Marshal Harry Broadhurst (commander of Western Desert Air Forces after February 1943); Air Vice Marshal Arthur Coningham; Gen Sir Bernard Montgomery; Gen Sir Harold Alexander; Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder; Brig Gen Laurence S. Kuter. (Source: Mrs. L. S. Kuter’s collection) Eisenhower was often accused by his fellow countrymen of being Britain’s best general, and Tedder might well be dubbed America’s best air marshal. During the war, Tedder weakened an American conviction that Britons were publicly patronizing and privately insulting.

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