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The Defence of the Reich

The Defence of the Reich

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{detailed description}In over 500 carefully-chosen photographs, this book presents a vivid pictorial history of the German night-fighters that fought to defend the cities and factories of the Reich from British and American bombing raids during the Second World War.
Starting with near-impossible moonlit interceptions, the night war over Germany developed through a series of dramatic technical advances into a war of scientific instruments-dominated by electronic search and countermeasures equipment. The photographs in this volume chart the German viewpoint of this struggle, in which each side continually sought to outwit and confound his opponent.

The chapter subjects include:
Nightfighting by searchlight
Combined nightfighting
Long-range nightfighting
Russia, Africa and special missions
The Himmelbett system-the beginning of dark nightfighting
Daylight sorties-senseless sacrifice
Eyes for the nightfighter-from 'Spanner' to 'Lichtenstein'
The 'Wild Boar'

In order to provide background to the photographs, and to place them in their correct historical perspective, each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the pictures that follow.
Jacket illustration: A Junkers Ju 88R-1 night-fighter. This machine is now on display at the Battle of Britain Museum, Hendon. It features on page 179 of this book.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Werner Held and Holger Nauroth
published by Arms and Armour Press 1982 1st edn. 231pp profusely illustrated 22x25
{condition}very good, inc. d/j.
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