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Bomber boys : fighting back 1940-1945, Patrick Bishop

Label
Bomber boys : fighting back 1940-1945
Title
Bomber boys
Title remainder
fighting back 1940-1945
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Bishop
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Fighter Boys Patrick Bishop brought to life the pilots who flew Spitfires and Hurricanes in the summer of 1940. Their skill and bravery decided the Battle of Britain, which saved the nation from invasion and created the conditions for Hitler's defeat." "In Bomber Boys he tells a different but equally fascinating story. The 125,000 men from all over the world who passed through Bomber Command during the Second World War were engaged in a form of warfare that had never been implemented before and never would be again. Between 1940 and 1945 they flew continuously, stopping only when weather made operations impossible. For much of that time they were the only warriors capable of hitting Germany in its own territory. There was nothing romantic about their struggle. Often barely out of boyhood, they lived on bleak bases, flying at night on long, nerve-racking missions that often ended in death. The odds of surviving were stacked heavily against them. In all, 55,000 were killed, nearly one in ten of all the British and Commonwealth war dead." "Despite these sacrifices, the Bomber Boys have remained on the edges of our collective memory. When the fighting stopped, they became something of a a political embarrassment. Their actions have been the subject of a controversy that continues to the present, obscuring not only the losses they suffered but also the courage, comradeship and fortitude with which they fought. In this work of history, Patrick Bishop captures the character, feelings and motivations of the bomber crews and pays tribute to their heroism and determination. They were among the best of their generation, who were called on to carry out one of the grimmest duties of the Second World War. Bomber Boys restores these men to their rightful place in our consciousness."--BOOK JACKET
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Bishop, Patrick
Dewey number
940.5449
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
Target audience
general
Label
Bomber boys : fighting back 1940-1945, Patrick Bishop
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-404) and index
Control code
000041686478
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[16] p. of plates, xli, 429 p.
Isbn
9780007189861
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Bomber boys : fighting back 1940-1945, Patrick Bishop
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-404) and index
Control code
000041686478
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[16] p. of plates, xli, 429 p.
Isbn
9780007189861
Other physical details
ill., maps

Library Locations

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