In British Somaliland, in the 1920s the British Government used, for the first time, the Royal Air Force, rather than the Army, to quickly put down an insurrection, causing the then British colonial secretary Leopold Avery to describe the conflict as what?

Answer: ‘At a cost of 77,000 pounds, it was the cheapest war in history.’

Source: The Authorised History of the Royal Air Force

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