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RAF Bomber Command Operations during 1943: The Road to Berlin

RAF Bomber Command Operations during 1943: The Road to Berlin (Hardback)

By Worrall, Richard

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Looking at the key, but relatively neglected, campaign of 1943, this book offers a thorough and nuanced reassessment of the RAF bomber offensive at a time when the war in Europe still hung in the balance. Whilst the bombing campaign against German cities has long been one of the ...most controversial and hotly debated aspects of the Second World War, most of the attention has been directed towards the vast 'thousand bomber raids' of 1944-5, by which time it was clear that an Allied victory was inevitable. As such, the direction of earlier campaigns is often glossed over as a simple progression, attacking targets progressively deeper inside Germany. But, as this study reveals, in reality the path of Bomber Command's strategic operations was not so linear. Instead, the period from August to November 1943 shows clearly that ACM Sir Arthur Harris conducted an offensive against targets throughout central and southern Germany. In other words, he directed a fourth (or hidden ) air offensive which ranks alongside the Battles of the Ruhr, Hamburg and Berlin. Given the on-going moral, strategic and tactical debates regarding the Allied bombing campaign, this book offers an important new dimension to the argument. By focussing attention back on events of 1943, not only is a neglected campaign given proper consideration, but a fuller understanding of the entire air campaign of the war is possible.
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ISBN 9781409425120
Released NZ 31 May 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781409425120
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Released 31 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Worrall, Richard
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Military History
Social & Political Philosophy
Armed Conflict
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Number of Pages 223
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 940.544941
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text College/higher education;College/higher education