By Alan W. Cooper
First released to acclaim in 1985, this e-book is decided to be a well timed liberate, in response to the seventieth Anniversary of the outset of the Raids, close to forthcoming in November 2013. Berlin itself used to be 'the great City'. It was once deep within the center of Germany and seriously defended with flak and evening combatants, not just since it was once the executive capital but additionally since it was once important for the German battle creation computer. Heavy losses can be anticipated on any raid to Berlin. So whilst the curtain used to be swept again at the briefing map to bare the pink ribbon stretching in the direction of Berlin there has been further stress for the bomber crews. among November 1943 and March 1944, Berlin used to be the objective at the least 16 instances. 9,112 sorties have been flown and 495 plane have been misplaced. As in his prior books, Alan Cooper has painstakingly researched all of the information of the raids, telling the tales of person crews who flew on them, of these who again adequately and those that have been shot down, turning into POWs or evading trap, both returning to the united kingdom or closing at huge in occupied Europe. He tells of the heroism of the pilots and crews grappling with seriously -loaded bombers opposed to evening opponents, frequently nursing airplane again to base, with many failing to come back. popularity of Bombers Over Berlin: “What makes this booklet so extraordinary and fascinating is its anthology of brief yet image bills of the rigors and tribulations of the handfuls of bomber crews involved...Bombers Over Berlin is exclusive in its compilations of this sort of huge variety of own anecdotes protecting the dangers of sustained fighter and flak attacks...a completely good researched chronicle” Ken Batchelor, former Chairman of the Bomber Command organization.
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Bombers Over Berlin: The RAF Offensive November 1943 - March 1944 by Alan W. Cooper