Battle Over the Reich: v.1: The Strategic Bomber Offensive Against Germany 1939-1945 Volume 1 August 1939-October 1943: Vol 1 Hardcover – 18 Feb 2005
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This is a completely revised, expanded and updated edition of Dr Price's classic work which was originally published by Ian Allan Publishing in 1973. Since it originally appeared over 30 years ago, Dr Price has gathered a significant amount of new research and data to expand and update the text and include revised information, more personal accounts, enhanced diagrams and illustrations. his work, published in two volumes, tells the story of the strategic Allied air offensive against Germany. With the aid of an analytical narrative text, diagrams and colour artwork, the campaign is analysed from the viewpoints of the RAF, the USAAF and the Luftwaffe, with in-depth assessment of daylight and nocturnal operations, aircraft, weapons, radar and ground defence. There are also many accounts from the fighter aces and bombers crews who took part. When it was first published, this work was regarded as a definitive account of the bomber offensive against the Third Reich. Copies of early editions are now much sought after by historians and collectors.This revised and enlarged edition will make the work available to a new generation who will not fail to be impressed by the depth and detail of Dr Price's research.
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The book is well organized, it covers with detail some of the most important actions, with diagrams, maps, and overall feels like a Luftwaffe Colours title, but with much more depth. There are accounts from the British, American, German sides, overall well balanced, together with colour profiles of some of the airplanes used in some of the operations, or shown in photos. It covers also in detail the electronic warfare, the use of radar, the development of the Himmelbet radar network, IFF, electronic counter-measures, and eletronic intelligence, the Wilde Sau and Zahme Sau tactics.
The first volume gives some predominance to the night bombing offensive, which is understandable.
Anyone interested in this should also check the volume 2, which covers the daylight offensive in more detail. There are some interesting accounts that i've read earlier in "Clash of Eagles", by Martin W.Bowman, and this title is a perfect companion for these two volumes.
In short, well worth the money, and if you're interested in the topic, either from the historian or the modeller's point of view, you won't be disappointed. Highly recommended.
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