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A Raid Over Berlin
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: John Martin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-15 - Publisher: Parthian Books

‘I could see that still no one had been able to get out from the cockpit. It must have been at this moment that I thought I was going to die because I became remarkably calm.’ Trapped inside a burning Lancaster bomber, 20,000 feet above Berlin, airman John Martin consigned
Bombers Over Berlin
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Alan W. Cooper
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-30 - Publisher: Pen & Sword

First published to acclaim in 1985, this book is set to be a timely release, in line with the 70th Anniversary of the outset of the Raids, near approaching in November 2013. Berlin itself was 'the Big City'. It was deep in the heart of Germany and heavily defended with
The Berlin Raids
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Martin Middlebrook
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-12 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

The Battle of Berlin was the longest and most sustained bombing offensive against one target in the Second World War. Bomber Command’s Commander-in-Chief, Sir Arthur Harris, hoped to ‘wreak Berlin from end to end’ and ‘produce a state of devastation in which German surrender is inevitable’. He dispatched nineteen major
Bomb Aimer Over Berlin
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Les Bartlett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-20 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

Les Bartlett has become one of the great characters of World War II history. He flew as bomb aimer with the then Flying Officer Michael Beetham, who later became Marshal of the Royal Air Force. At that time he was a sergeant but gained his commission in April 1944 and
Night Duel Over Germany
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Peter Jacobs
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-30 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

Bomber Commands night offensive against Nazi Germany, which lasted for nearly six years, was one of Britains major contributions to the Allied effort during the Second World War. But the decision to conduct its main operations at night only came about following heavy losses by day, when its prewar medium