Bomber Command - Operation Hurricane: The Story of Those Who Flew, Fought, and Failed to Return on 1 (BOK)

Marc Hall

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On the 14 and 15 October 1944 RAF Bomber Command unleashed one of the Second World War's most devastating bombardments, targeting the German industrial city of Duisburg. Known as Operation Hurricane, Bomber Command's maximum effort involved approximately one thousand four-engine heavy bombers on each attack, delivering a whirlwind assault on the enemy's war machine as the Allied armies edged eastwards towards the Nazi homeland. Never before had the city faced such a massive onslaught - the resulting devastation was unprecedented. This is the story of Operation Hurricane from RAF Bomber Command's perspective, and that of the numerous crews who flew, fought, and failed to return. Each of the aircraft lost has been investigated in depth; the lives of the crews, the circumstances of their loss, and the identification of the airmen and their respective crash sites. The author also details the investigation into the brutal murder of one particular airman. Marc Hall, a relative of one of those lost on the raid, has pieced together a comprehensive account of this historic attack, utilising a wealth of eyewitness accounts and veteran and prisoner-of-war recollections, accompanied by numerous previously unpublished photographs.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Marc Hall
Fighting High Ltd
ISBN 9780957116337
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 680 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Air forces & warfare