The Bomber War

the Allied air offensive against Nazi Germany
  • 448 Pages
  • 1.29 MB
  • English
Overlook Press , Woodstock
Harris, Arthur Travers, -- Sir, -- 1892-, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American, Bombing, Aerial -- Germany -- History -- 20th ce
StatementRobin Neillands.
The Physical Object
Pagination448 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23246323M
ISBN 101585671622
LC Control Number2001021935

Yes, the book is pro-Bomber Command, but theirs was a remarkable story & they did, after all, win. The first person narratives are fascinating, and the author gives due credit to the USAAF 8th Air Force/5(32). Just finished reading The Bomber War by Robin Neillands. This was a great book, a very fair account of what has become one of the more controversial campaigns in World War Two.

It both explained in detail how the Bomber War over Europe was fought and provided a decent background to many sides of the debates that continue to occur on the subject.4/5. Similarly the USAAF was hugely popular in Britain for the same reasons.

The book is at its best in revealing the political structure which led to the orders to both Bomber Command and the USAAF and the relationship, or almost total lack thereof, /5(52). Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, The Bomber War is an accessible, insightful and authoritative introduction to the airborne Allied fight against Nazi Germany.

Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story. A cogent analysis of the morally complex technological, political, and strategic decisions made by the Allied air forces during the war against Nazi Germany.

After Midnight is the fifth and last book of the Until the Night series and is set in January The Until the Night Series about Bomber Command in the winter of and follows the experience of Adam Chantrey, a year old veteran of the bombing war sent to Ansham Wolds in Lincolnshire to rebuild a shattered Lancaster squadron.

The major offensive by Great Britian against Germany durring World War II was Bomber Command attacks at night. This attack was a failure. The RAF killed a lot of civilans but lost an unacceptable number of aircrew durring this campaign.

This book gives a daily listing of every sortie Bomber Command made durring the war/5(36). The Bomber Command War Diaries (subtitled: An Operational Reference Book, ) is a book by the British military historian Martin Middlebrook and the researcher Chris Everitt that documents every operation by RAF Bomber Command in Europe in World War II.

The book also details the operational performances of each squadron and group and it remains in print : Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt.

Buy The Bomber War: A Ladybird Expert Book: Book 7 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War (The Ladybird Expert Series) by Holland, James, Burns, Keith (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low Author: James Holland. Bomber Command Books is the sales site for Mention the War Ltd. We specialise in publishing and selling books about RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War and related topics.

Our growing list of titles focuses on the aircraft, squadrons and above all the men and women who shaped the legend that endures to this day. Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of twenty-four hours in the summer of It portrays all the p The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the hour story of an allied bombing raid.

Bomber is a novel of war. There are no victors, no vanquished/5. Although this book is a work of fiction, it is well researched and is a very good account of life in the front line with Bomber Command in WWII.

Most of us should consider ourselves very lucky that we have not had to take part in such a battle. This book is /5(45). Published in'The Bomber in World War II' analyses the development of bomber aircraft technology and the associated tactics during the Second World War.

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The technology aspect is addressed by looking at specific types that were regarded as 'state of the art' at different points in time during the conflict, and examining their performance.4/5. The bomber campaign against Germany is one of the most contentious of World War II.

Was anything achieved by the deaths of thousands of German civilians-many of them women and children. Or were all means justified against Nazi Germany. Acclaimed military historian Robin Neillands examines every detail of the allied campaign led by British Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur "Bomber.

Buy The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book - Reprint by Martin Middlebrook, Chris Everitt (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(42). At the end of Bomber Command reckoned that it was losing six aircraft to accidents for every one shot down by the enemy. The British and especially the Americans could make good these losses, and more besides; in the end, Germany's smaller resources meant that the German air force was increasingly outproduced.

The Bombing War radically overhauls our understanding of the War. It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly discovered material on the more familiar 'Blitz 4/5(1).

The Bomber Command War Diaries book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Bomber Command s campaign started on the very first day of /5(11).

Bomber Command's campaign started on the very first day of the Second World War and ended within a few hours of the final victory in Europe five and a half years later.

It was an attempt to win the war in Europe by strategic bombing on such an enormous scale that historians have only recently begun to piece together the finer details of the individual have been many books Reviews: 1.

The Bombing War: Europe – London: Allen Lane. ISBN (Published in the United States as The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War Over Europe, – New York: Viking. ISBN ) Peden, Murray (). A Thousand Shall Fall: The True Story of a Canadian Bomber Pilot in World War Two.

Dundurn : 13 AprilCheltenham, Gloucestershire. Masters of the Air is the deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. With the narrative power of fiction, Donald Miller takes you on a harrowing ride through the fire-filled skies over Berlin, Hanover, and Dresden and describes the terrible cost of bombing for the German people/5(10).

From action-packed eyewitness accounts such as Guadalcanal Diary to devastating Holocaust memoirs like The Diary of Anne Frank and Night to the thrilling espionage tale of Operation Mincemeat, World War II is the subject of some of the most fascinating and influential nonfiction books ever written.

Each year, seemingly dozens of new titles emerge to offer fresh.

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The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book,Books Martin Middlebrook, Chris Everitt Midland, - World War, - pages. A crew member on a British bomber had a shorter life expectancy than an infantryman in the trenches of World War I.

For every bomber shot down by enemy fire, six were lost in accidents. Directed by Philip Leacock. With Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field, Gary Cockrell. Inwhile stationed in Britain, arrogant Captain Buzz Rickson is in command of a Boeing B Flying Fortress bomber, but his recklessness is endangering everyone around him/10(K).

Robin Hunter Neillands (3 December – 30 January ) was a British writer, born in Glasgow, who specialized in travel and military also wrote under several pen names: Robin Hunter, Rob Hunter, Neil Lands and Debbie Hunter. Biography. Neillands served, as a conscript, in 45 Commando Royal Marines in Cyprus and the Middle ards, as a salesman for Pan Books.

No, Bomber Pilot describes the first half of the war – it finishes in and it was published during the war. I think it’s an important book in that it recalls the early days of the war.

A lot has been written about the bombing offensive in the last years of the war, but to fully understand the escalation of the air war you need to. The Bomber War. Book 7 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War.

James Holland; He is also co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival and co-founder of an online Second World War resource site, and presents the Chalke Valley History Hit podcast.

A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he can be found on. The Bombing War by Richard Overy is an extensively researched work, combining an overview of the bomber offensive of World War II with the experience of those being bombed on the ground. This work is based on archival research in seven different countries (including Russia) as well as published documents, memoirs, diaries, and the relevant /5().

The Paperback of the The Bomber Boys: Heroes Who Flew the Bs in World War II by Travis L. Ayres at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed/5(29). This book is a riveting account told in ten big chapters of the young RAF crews who flew Lancasters in RAF Bomber Command from to the end of the war in Europe in April It is unique in that the story is told using first person accounts from RAF aircrew and German night fighter crews who Author: Martin W.

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Bowman. Martinez' well researched story of the B Liberator bomber, "Lady Be Good," and her crew of nine men clears up many of the myths surrounding this tragic tale of aviation.

After an abortive, maiden bombing run over Naples Italy inthe B "Lady Be Good" overshot her base on the north coast of what is now Libya, and flew into the desert /5(5).Get this from a library! The bomber war: Arthur Harris and the Allied bomber offensive, [Robin Neillands].