Reaching for the Stars: A New History of Bomber Command in World War II

Reaching for the Stars: A New History of Bomber Command in World War II

by Mark Connelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 1860648053

ISBN-13: 9781860648052

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

This book shows why Bomber Command, in one of the largest and bloodiest campaigns of World War II, with 55,000 aircrew lost and more officer fatalities than in World War I, has received so much attention and yet is still a "lost and black sheep" among British wartime glories. This book provides a new and revisionary narrative of the campaign and is both a military

Overview

This book shows why Bomber Command, in one of the largest and bloodiest campaigns of World War II, with 55,000 aircrew lost and more officer fatalities than in World War I, has received so much attention and yet is still a "lost and black sheep" among British wartime glories. This book provides a new and revisionary narrative of the campaign and is both a military history and an investigation of how the modern image has come about.

Author Biography: Mark Connelly has been British Academy Lecturer in History at Lancaster University and is now Reuters Lecturer in Media and Propaganda History at the University of Kent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860648052
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Hoping the Bomber Will Always Get Through
• The Lion Tries His Wings
• Committing Britain to a Bomber War
• Unleashing the Whirlwind
• Berlin, "the Big City"
• Achieving Victory
• Remembering and Misremembering

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