The writing is clear and the story compelling (Michael Sherborne Mail on Sunday)
The story is a fascinating blend of drama and symbolism and Campbell has concocted a narrative mix as rich as the ethanol and liquid oxygen cocktail that blasted the V-2 heavenwards (Patrick Bishop Standpoint)
Campbell breaks new ground . . . by combining [the story of Peenemunde] with the story of those on this side of the Channel who tried to chart the rocket scientists' progress through information gleaned from spies, prisoners of war and the code breakers of Bletchley Park . . . an accomplished study (Peter Conradi The Sunday Times)
Campbell conveys these parallel narratives with suspense in a tale that contains numerous twists (Christopher Silvester Express)
This impressively researched yarn takes off like its deadly subjects . . . Campbell deftly unpicks the tangled story that climaxed in 168 deaths in a Woolworth's in New Cross and 500 in The Hague when the RAF tried to take out the V2 launch site. (Tim Birkhead, Independent)
Well-researched and digestible . . . (Chris Pavone, Herald)
Gripping . . . Investigative historian Campbell writes with the pace and tension of a thriller (Daily Express)
This excellent book captures it all. There's a superb account of the codebreakers at Bletchley and the aerial-photograph analysts at Medmenham. Campbell puts it all together beautifully. (Evening Standard (London))
From the Back Cover
Every whisper built a picture of the threat to come - weapons that were terrifying in their murderous capabilities
During the darkest days of the Second World War, the Allies listened intently to the messages of the enemy. Thousands of encoded messages were broken by Ultra, the code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park. These messages helped the Allies to make sense of the scrambled communications from the slave workers tasked with building Hitler's V-weapons, and the French, Danish and Polish agents who risked all to report on them.
Target London is the dramatic tale of the inception of the German V-weapons, the Allies' epic race to discover the truth about them and the rockets' devastating effects on the streets of London.
'An accomplished study' Peter Conradi, The Sunday Times
'Detailed and well-researched . . . he has some fascinating material on London's response to this onslaught' Dominic Sandbrook, The Scotsman
'Campbell has produced a comprehensive account of the V-weapon campaign . . . The writing is clear and the story compelling' Michael Sherborne, Mail on Sunday
'Campbell conveys these parallel narratives with suspense in a tale that contains numerous twists' Christopher Silvester, Express