Despatch on War Operations: 23rd February 1942 to 8th May 1945

Despatch on War Operations: 23rd February 1942 to 8th May 1945

by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Travers Harris
     
 

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This is the first time that Sir Arthur Bomber' Harris's own papers covering his three and a half years at Bomber Command have been published and made available to the general public. The book also contains an introduction by Sebastian Cox, an Air Staff Memorandum written immediately after the war and a revisionist German viewpoint by Horst Boog. It stands as a

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This is the first time that Sir Arthur Bomber' Harris's own papers covering his three and a half years at Bomber Command have been published and made available to the general public. The book also contains an introduction by Sebastian Cox, an Air Staff Memorandum written immediately after the war and a revisionist German viewpoint by Horst Boog. It stands as a landmark in the controversy that still rages over the man who led Bomber Command's campaign in the Second World War.

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Because of his role in overseeing the large-scale bombing of German civilian targets, British Air Chief Marshall Harris is one of the most controversial figures of WWII. In the Despatch, his long- classified official report on his war operations, are matter-of-fact descriptions of the destruction of entire cities, as well as technical considerations of bombing technique, defensive tactics, and striking power. With 13 photographs as well as an introduction by Sebastian Cox, A German viewpoint from Horst Boog, and a formerly confidential air staff memorandum commenting on the Despatch. 8.25x13.25". Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780714646923
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
Studies in Air Power Series
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 13.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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