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    DescriptionBomber Command's air offensive against the cities of Nazi Germany was one of the most epic campaigns of World War II. More than 56,000 British and Commonwealth aircrew and 600,000 Germans died in the course of the RAF's attempt to win the war by bombing. The struggle in the air began meekly in 1939 with only a few Whitleys, Hampdens, and Wellingtons flying blindly through the night on their ill-conceived bombing runs. It ended six years later with 1,600 Lancasters, Halifaxes, and Mosquitoes, equipped with the best of British wartime technology, razing whole German cities in a single night. Bomber Command, through fits and starts, grew into an effective fighting force. In "Bomber Command," originally published to critical acclaim in the U.K., famed British military historian Sir Max Hastings offers a captivating analysis of the strategy and decision-making behind one of World War II's most violent episodes. With firsthand descriptions of the experiences of aircrew from 1939 to 1945--based on one hundred interviews with veterans--and a harrowing narrative of the experiences of Germans on the ground during the September 1944 bombing of Darmstadt, "Bomber Command" is widely recognized as a classic account of one of the bloodiest campaigns in World War II history. Now back in print in the U.S., this book is an essential addition to any history reader's bookshelf.


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    Title
    Bomber Command
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Max Hastings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 370
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760345207
    ISBN 10: 0760345201
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
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    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 940.544941
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 940.54/4941
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    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    DC22: 940.544941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS037070
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    LC classification: D786 .H33 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white plates
    Publisher
    Motorbooks International
    Imprint name
    Motorbooks International
    Publication date
    23 September 2013
    Author Information
    Sir Max Hastings is a famed British journalist and military historian who has served as a foreign correspondent for the "Evening Standard" and as editor-in-chief of the "Daily Telegraph." Currently, he writes columns for the "New York Review of Books," the "Daily Mail," the "Guardian," and the "Sunday Times" and is also the bestselling author of numerous history books on World War II, the Korean War, and the Falkland Islands. www.maxhastings.com
    Back cover copy
    Sir Max Hastings, recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, has written one of the classic accounts of World War II. Upon publication, """Bomber Command," winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize," " attracted controversy but today is widely considered a classic account of one of the longest and bloodiest campaigns of World War II. This work, in Hastings's characteristic prose, profiles the harrowing experiences of Bomber Command's aircrew from 1939-45, the entire length of the air war of Europe, as well as the controversy surrounding the development and implementation of area bombing. Written from a vast collection of documents, letters, diaries, and interviews from many surviving senior officers, "Bomber Command" remains an important contribution toward understanding one of the most violent struggles of the war.