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Bomber Command

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RAF Bomber Command's offensive against the cities of Germany was one of the epic campaigns of the Second World War. 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 began in 1939 with a few score primitive Whitleys, Hampdens and Wellingtons, and ended six years later with 1,600 Lancasters, Halifaxes and Mosquitoes razing whole cities in a single night.

Max Hastings traced the developments of area bombing using a wealth of documents, letters, diaries and interviews with key surviving witnesses. Bomber Command is his classic account of one of the most controversial struggles of the war.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 38mm | 439.98g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprints
  • Illustrations, map
  • 0330513613
  • 9780330513616
  • 64,084

Table of contents

Section - i: List of Illustrations
Section - ii: Foreward
Section - iii: Prologue: Norfolk and Heligoland Bight, 18 December 1939


Chapter - 1: In the Beginning, Trenchard: British Bomber Policy, 1917-40
Chapter - 2: 82 Squadron, Norfolk, 1940-41
Chapter - 3: 10 Squadron, Yorkshire, 1940-41
Chapter - 4: Crisis of Confidence, 1941-42
Chapter - 5: The Coming of Area Bombing
Chapter - 6: 50 Squadron, Lincolnshire, 1942
Chapter - 7: Protests and Policy, 1942-43
Chapter - 8: 76 Squadron, Yorkshire, 1943
Chapter - 9: The Other Side of the Hill: Germany 1940-44
Chapter - 10: Bomber Command Headquarters, Buckinghamshire, 1943-44
Chapter - 11: Conflict and Compromise, 1943-44
Chapter - 12: Pathfinders: 97 Squadron, Lincolnshire, 1944
Chapter - 13: 'A Quiet Trip All Round': Darmstadt, 11/12 September 1944
Chapter - 14: Saturation
Chapter - 15: The Balance Sheet


Section - iv: Appendix A: Bomber Command sorties dispatched and aircraft missing and written off, 1939-45
Section - v: Appendix B: Specifications and performance of the principal aircraft of Bomber Command and Luftwaffe night-fighters, 1939-45
Section - vi: Appendix C: Letter to Sir Norman Bottomley from Sir Arthur Harris
Section - vii: Appendix D: British and German production of selected armanents, 1940-44
Section - viii: Appendix E: Schedule of German Cities subjected to area attack by Bomber Command, 1942-45
Section - ix: Appendix F: Comparative Allied and German aircraft production, 1939-45
Section - x: Bibliography and a note on sources
Section - xi: Notes and references
Section - xii: Glossary od ranks, abbreviations and codenames
Acknowledgements - xiii: Acknowledgements
Index - xiv: Index
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About Sir Max Hastings

Max Hastings, author of over twenty books, has been editor of the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard. He has received many awards for his journalism and was knighted in 2002.
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