Wartime Bombing Decoys in Wales

Ivor Jones

Ivor Jones' new book vividly describes the cunning nighttime decoys which saved Cardiff, and indeed Wales itself, from German bombings during the Second World War. By distorting what the German bombers could see from the air, the Ministry of Home Security was successful in averting hundreds and thousands of bombs from residential areas of the count
Date Published :
September 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
270 black and white photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781552339
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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$34.95

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Ivor Jones' new book vividly describes the cunning nighttime decoys which saved Cardiff, and indeed Wales itself, from German bombings during the Second World War.

By distorting what the German bombers could see from the air, the Ministry of Home Security was successful in averting hundreds and thousands of bombs from residential areas of the country. False 'lights' were created to mislead German bombers in search of targets; during the blackout, the ministry placed these lights in open countryside, or around the coast. Superbly illustrated with photographs and maps, this is a fascinating insight into a previously overlooked aspect of the Second World War.

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