Men of air : the courage and sacrifice of Bomber Command in World War II

Wilson, Kevin, 1942- author

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  • Creator Kevin Wilson
  • Format Books
  • Publication First Pegasus Books hardcover edition. New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2019.
  • Physical Details
    • x, 435 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 1643130064, 9781643130064
  • OCLC on1041902355

Summary

  • The story of the everyday heroism of British bomber crews in 1944--the turning point year in Bomber Command's war against Germany.

Notes

  • Originally published as: Men of air : doomed youth of Bomber Command, 1944. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 414-416) and index.

Contents

  • Winter. An op too many ; The cauldron ; The cost of courage ; The lesson of Leipzig ; Revenge and recrimination ; Berlin or bust ; The underground air war ; Massacre in the moonlight -- Spring. Making a mark ; Escape lines in the railway desert ; Training and terror ; Return to the Reich -- Summer. The longest night ; Squashing the doodlebug ; Throttling the Luftwaffe ; One-way tickets in the transportation plan ; Back to basics ; The beginning of the end ; Reflection
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