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Description - Bomber Command: Reflections of War by Martin Bowman

This massive works provides a comprehensive insight to the experiences of Bomber Command's pilots and aircrew throughout World War Two. From the early wartime years when the RAF's first attempts to avenge Germany's onslaught were bedeviled by poor navigation and inaccurate bombing, to the final winning onslaught that finally tamed Hitler in his Berlin lair, these volumes trace the true experiences of the men who flew the bombers. Hundreds of first-hand accounts are punctuated by the author's background information that put each narrative into wartime perspective. Every aspect of Bomber Commands operational duties are covered; day and night bombing, precision low-level strikes, mass raids and operations throughout all wartime theatres. Contributions are from RAF personnel who flew the command's different aircraft form the early Blenheims and Stirlings to the later Lancasters and Mosquitoes. Each volume is full of accounts that tell of the camaraderie amongst the crews, moments of sheer terror and the stoic humour that provided the critical bond. The five volumes of this work provide the most vivid and comprehensive work on the outstanding part played by RAF Bomber Command in their vital role in the destruction of the Third Reich. AUTHOR: Martin Bowman is one of Britain's best-known World War Two aviation historians and authors. His previous books have included works such as Legend of the Lancaster, Confounding the Reich, Duxford and the Big Wings, Clash of Eagles and Mosquito: Menacing the Reich. He lives in Norwich where he plays an active part in the various organizations and museums that abound in what was the heart of the World War Two Allied bomber forces. SELLING POINTS: The most comprehensive and readable account of WW2 Bomber Command Told by the men who were there Many rare wartime action photographs ILLUSTRATIONS 60 *

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848844926
ISBN-10: 1848844921
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 0mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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