D Day Bombers

The Veterans' Story

Steve Darlow

 
Date Published :
July 2004
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Illustration :
16 pages of photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781904010791
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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$36.95
Hardback
ISBN : 9781911621874
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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This book is largely an eye-witness account of the heavy bomber contribution to the success of the D-Day landings and therefore to the winning of the war in Europe. It is told using considerable first-hand experience from the veterans of the campaign, something not really covered in any other books on the subject, together with background information from primary source documents on the tactics and strategy employed.

Eight different aircrews, five RAF and three USAAF, tell widely differing stories of operations before, during and after D-Day. Their vivid and dramatic accounts are supplemented by numerous contributions from other aircrew and ground crew veterans, army personnel and French civilians, which have been carefully gathered by Stephen Darlow from interviews with veterans and their relatives, through correspondence and contemporary diaries.

Certain raids have been selected and described in detail and there are numerous previously unpublished photographs.

As Winston Churchill wrote:
'…This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes. There are vast numbers, not only in this island but in every land, who still render faithful service in the war, but whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded…'

Here is their story, sixty years on.

About The Author
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Steve Darlow born in Tonbridge Kent on 7th November 1966, completed secondary education at the Thomas Alleyne School, Stevenage and then went to Loughborough University, gaining a 2:1 in Physical Education, Sports Science and Mathematics. He played national league basketball for a number of years and gained 16 England caps. Writing is now his main occupation and he is married with two young sons

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