Bomber Command

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Pan, 1999 - Germany - 400 pages
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An account which traces the development of area bombing, using documents, letters, diaries and interviews with key surviving witnesses. Bomber Command's offensive against the cities of Germany was one of the epic campaigns of World War II.

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User Review  - Anthony Ryan - Goodreads

Hastings' ability to mix narrative with pin-sharp analysis is given free reign in perhaps his most important book. Unflinching in its depiction of the horrors of aerial bombardment conducted on an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Markham - Goodreads

A very good and interesting read on a subject with which I hope to become more familiar. I found it interesting and informative, well written and concise. Read full review

About the author (1999)

British journalist, editor, and historian Max Hastings was born on December 28, 1945. He was a foreign correspondent for BBC television and London's Evening Standard, for which he later served as editor from 1996 to 2001. Hastings also worked as editor and editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph. In addition to presenting BBC historical documentaries and writing numerous books of military history, Hastings has contributed to publications including the Daily Mail, The Guardian, and the New York Review of Books. He received the nonfiction Somerset Maugham Award for Bomber Command, as well as the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize for both Overlord and The Battle for the Falklands. His title Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. Hastings was knighted in 2002, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and from 2002-2007 was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

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