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Bomber Command by Max Hastings, 13 July 2009
Max Hastings gives a balanced and unbiased account of the efforts of Bomber Command to strike a decisive blow against Nazi Germany. Thoroughly researched, with eyewitness accounts on both sides, Hastings does not flinch from describing the horrors of aerial war in graphic detail. The bravery and dedication of the volunteer RAF airmen is never in doubt and the suffering experienced by bombed German civilians is treated sympathetically and with due dignity.
The advances in British and German technology are well explained and help emphasise the struggle Bomber Command were up against, especially against the German night fighters. Many unanswered questions remain at the end of this book, none more puzzling than the decision not to award Bomber Command airmen a campaign medal.