London 1917–18

The bomber blitz

London 1917–18 cover

Description

On a sunny May afternoon in 1917, the peace of an English seaside town was shattered when a flight of German Gotha bombers appeared without warning. Twenty-three Gothas had set out to attack London in this first bomber raid, but heavy cloud forced them to target Folkestone and the Shorncliffe army camp instead. It was the start of a new phase of the war aimed at destroying the morale of the British people. London's defences were quickly overhauled to face this new threat, providing the basis for Britain's defence during World War II. This book tells the story of the Gotha and the massive Staaken 'Giant' bomber raids against London.

Product details

Published Jan 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781849082990
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 65 b/w; 20 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 227
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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