- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd; 1st Uk Edition edition (Sept. 1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718116038
- ISBN-13: 978-0718116033
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 4 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 109 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 539,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Bomber Command Hardcover – 1 Sep 1979
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A brilliant tour-de-force. (Times Literary Supplement) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Trying to find military targets was virtually impossible and we tried to then break the moral of the German people as they had done here by area bombing. Both Churchill and Harris were agreed on this line of offence against the enemy.
55,000 aircrew lost their lives carrying out these attacks. Sadly they were not even mentioned by Churchill in his victory speech. All he could talk about was the Battle of Britain! They never even got a medal for trying to carry out an impossible task He had ordered. Bomber Command and the brave men who flew those missions were castigated by the young who never lived through that conflict. Those brave very young men died for nothing doing what they were ordered to do. The anger of those who know no better should be turned on Churchill not the young men who did what he alone ordered. As. Harris said " They (Germany) sowed the wind and they reaped the whirlwind"
A fine book and I recommend it especially to the present generation.
It tries to cover more of the reaction/views on the bomber command, yet doesn't really delve onto the publics opposition much.
I still have to finish the book (about 75% read) and recommend this to anyone who wants to understand the drama, politics and terror of flying these operations
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