Men of Air: The Courage and Sacrifice of Bomber Command in World War II

Men of Air: The Courage and Sacrifice of Bomber Command in World War II

by Kevin Wilson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643130064
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 194,614
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Kevin Wilson has spent most of his working life as a staff journalist on British national newspapers, including the Daily Mail and the Sunday Express. He is the author ofBlood and Fears and Airborne in 1943,also published by Pegasus Books.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     ix
List of Maps     xi
Prelude     1
An Op Too Many     9
The Cauldron     24
The Cost of Courage     52
The Lesson of Leipzig     73
Revenge and Recrimination     98
Berlin or Bust     108
The Underground Air War     140
Massacre in the Moonlight     164
Making a Mark     199
Escape Lines in the Railway Desert     221
Training and Terror     244
Return to the Reich     268
The Longest Night     279
Squashing the Doodlebug     299
Throttling the Luftwaffe     316
One-way Tickets in the Transportation Plan     334
Back to Basics     349
The Beginning of the End     369
Reflection     395
Notes     399
Acknowledgements     409
Glossary     411
Bibliography     414
Index     417

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