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A unique collection of personal accounts, as related by surviving RAF Bomber Command airmen, describe what it was like to fly on bombing raids over Germany, often in appalling weather, under attack from Flak gunners on the ground and from Luftwaffe fighters in the air. Fully illustrated with previously unpublished photographs from archives and surviving airmens albums.
This fascinating collection of firsthand accounts from RAF Bomber Command veterans puts the reader in the cockpits and gunner seats of Great Britain's legendary bombers. RAF airmen recount harrowing bombing raids with the sort of detail that could only come from the men who rode the cold skies over the German fatherland. Vivid memoirs recall the bone-numbing weather, the whistling read and howling shells fired by Flak gunners on the ground, and the deadly assaults by fearsome Luftwaffe aces in the air.