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D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story

D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story

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{detailed description}D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story is largely an eye-witness account of the vital and often ignored heavy bomber contribution to the success of the D-Day landings and therefore to the winning of the war in Europe. It is told using considerable first-hand experience from the veterans of the campaign, something not really covered in any other books on the subject, together with background information from primary source documents on the tactics and strategy employed before, during and after the invasion. Eight different aircrews, five RAF and three USAAF, tell widely differing stories of their part in the operations before, during, and after the day itself. Their vivid and dramatic accounts are supplemented by numerous contributions from other aircrew and groundcrew veterans, army personnel and French civilians, which have been carefully gathered by Stephen Darlow from interviews with the participants and their relatives, through correspondence and contemporary diaries. Certain raids have been selected and described in detail and there are numerous previously unpublished photographs. As Winston Churchill wrote: ... This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes. There are vast numbers, not only in this island but in every land, who still render faithful service in the war, but whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded... ' By meeting with the veterans themselves, Stephen Darlow has helped to record such deeds. Here is their story, sixty years on.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Stephen Darlow
published by Grub Street 2004 1st edn. 288pp illustrated, index, appendix, bibliography. 17x24
{condition}mint, inc. d/j
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