The Bomber War: Arthur Harris and the Allied Bomber Offensive 1939-1945

Author(s): Robin Neillands

Second World War

Robin Neillands examines every detail of the bomber campaign against Germany during World War II. He looks at the strengths and fundamental flaws in doctrine; the technical difficulties and developments; and the day-by-day, night-by-night endurance of the crews, flying to the limit in discomfort and danger. The book includes oral history in the shape of personal accounts not only of the British but of Americans, Australians, Canadians and other Allied fliers, and also of German aircrews and civilians.

1st edition Hardback with dust jacket.  Ex Library in good condition but with some writing on inside where detatils of drawings have been logged.


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The advent of the Bomber, 1914-1939; Blitzkrieg and the blitz, 1939-1941; the aircrew, 1942; Harris takes command, 1942; the defences of Germany, 1939-1942; enter the mighty eighth, 1942; towards a combined offensive, 1942-1943; bombing round the clock, 1943; the great raids - the dams to Ploesti, 1943; the great raids - Schweinfurt, Regensburg to Peenemunde, 1943; the Point-blank Directive, 1943; the Battle of Berlin and big week, 1943-1944; overture to Overlord, January to June 1944; the destruction of Germany, September 1944-February 1945; Dresden, February 1945; the road to Hiroshima, 1945; moral issues and the Bomber War.

General Fields

  • : 9780719556371SECB
  • : Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • : John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • : February 2001
  • : 40mm X 165mm X 240mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robin Neillands
  • : Hardback
  • : 940.544
  • : 458
  • : 16pp llustrations, maps, bibliography, index