Peenemunde Raid

The Night of 17-18 August 1943

Martin Middlebrook

 
Date Published :
June 2006
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844153367
Pages : 384
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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“Enthralling eye witness histories” John Keegan

On the night of 17-18 August 1943, RAF Bomber Command attacked a remote research establishment on the German Baltic coast. The site was Peenemünde, where Hitler’s scientists were developing both the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket whose destructive powers could have swung the course of the War. The raid was meticulously planned and hopes were high. But the night sky was so cloudless that the British bombers presented an easy target for German night fighters, and over 40 were lost.

Martin Middlebrook draws on the memories of over 400 people involved in the dramatic events on that night: RAF and Luftwaffe aircrew, German personnel at the research site and foreign laborers who had been forced to work there. The result is a truly compelling account of this hazardous attempt to disrupt Hitler’s V-weapons program.

About The Author
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Martin Middlebrook has written many other books that deal with important turning-points in the two world wars, including The First Day on the Somme, Kaiser's Battle, The Peenemünde Raid, The Somme Battlefields (with Mary Middlebrook) and The Nuremberg Raid 30-31st March 1944 (all republished and in print with Pen and Sword).Martin Middlebrook is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and lives near Boston, Lincolnshire

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