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Description - Into the Night Sky by Paul Tweddle

Britain's most northerly bomber base - Middleton St George in County Durham - played a key role in the RAF's strategic night bomber offensive against Germany - from the day its resident Whitley bomber squadron flew its first offensive operational sorties in April 1941 up until the end of the war in Europe in May 1945. Over four hard years of total war, its squadrons of Whitleys, Halifaxes and Lancasters flew in all the main RAF offensives against the Third Reich. These included the Thousand Bomber Raids, the Battles of the Ruhr, Hamburg and Berlin, and finally the huge daylight raids that pulverised the failing heart of Nazi Germany in the closing months of the war in Europe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750945967
ISBN-10: 0750945966
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Tweddle

PAUL TWEDDLE is a native of County Durham and grew up near to the wartime bomber airfield of Middleton St George, now known as Durham Tees Valley Airport. Paul is a school teacher and lives in Thame, Oxfordshire. This is his first book.