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Bomber Crew: Taking On the Reich

Bomber Crew: Taking On the Reich (Paperback, New edition)

By Sweetman, John

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During the Second World War aeronautical technology gathered rapid pace. By 1945, bombers had not only greatly increased in engine power and range, but the bombs which they carried rose from 250lbs to 10 tons; the navigator's pencil and rubber of 1939 had been supplemented by inf...initely more sophisticated electronic aids. Yet the success or failure of each and every bomber still depended entirely on the efficiency of every member of the crew at his individual position, the interaction and co-operation of all crew members as a body. One member of 617 squadron graphically explained that 'every time we went out, it was seven men against the Reich'. Drawing on letters, journals and diaries, John Sweetman examines the lives the bomber crews lived, from the highs and lows of their missions to the complexities of their friendships and the impact their place in the war had on the families and loved ones they left behind. Part collective biography, part military history, part social history: this will remain the definitive account of the bomber crews of the Second World War for years to come.
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ISBN 9780349117966
Released NZ 29 Jul 2005
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780349117966
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Abacus
Released 29 Jul 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Sweetman, John
Category World History: Second World War
British & Irish History
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 133mm
Dewey Code 940.544941
Weight 206g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade

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