Battle of Berlin 1943–44

Bomber Harris' gamble to end the war

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Battle of Berlin 1943–44

Bomber Harris' gamble to end the war

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This illustrated study explores, in detail, the controversial Battle of Berlin -- RAF Bomber Command's costly, brutal attempt to prove that strategic bombing alone could bring an end to World War II.

Throughout late-1943 into early-1944, an epic struggle raged over the skies of Germany between RAF Bomber Command and the Luftwaffe. This campaign had been undertaken by the Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris, and was baptized “The Battle of Berlin”.

The Berlin campaign was a hard, desperate slog. Struggling against dreadful and bitter winter weather, Bomber Command “went” to Berlin a total of sixteen times, suffering increasingly severe losses throughout the winter of 1943/44 in the face of a revitalized German air-defense. The campaign remains controversial and the jury, even today, is ultimately undecided as to what it realistically achieved. Illustrated throughout with full-color artwork depicting the enormous scale of the campaign, this is the story of the RAF's much debated attempt to win the war through bombing alone.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Attacker's Capabilities /Defender's Capabilities /Campaign Objectives /Order of Battle /The Campaign /Analysis /Conclusion /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Sep 17 2019
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472835222
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Air Campaign
Short code ACM 11
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Richard Worrall

Dr Richard Worrall currently teaches military and…

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Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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