Volume 1 - Retaliation 1939 - 1941
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
256 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 60 b/w in plates per volume
- December 2011
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
Hundreds of firsthand accounts are punctuated by the author’s background information that puts each narrative into wartime perspective. Every aspect of Bomber Command's operational duties are covered; day and night bombing, precision low-level strikes, mass raids and operations throughout all wartime theaters. Contributions are from RAF personnel who flew the Command’s different aircraft from the early Blenheims and Stirlings to the later Lancasters and Mosquitoes.
Each volume is full of accounts that tell of the camaraderie amongst the crews, moments of sheer terror and the stoic humor that provided the critical bond. The five volumes of this work provide the most vivid and comprehensive work on the outstanding part played by RAF Bomber Command and their vital role in the destruction of the Third Reich.