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Nuremberg: The Blackest Night in RAF History (Hardback)

30/31 March 1944

WWII Aviation Aviation in WWII Royal Air Force

By Martin Bowman
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 272
Illustrations: 50
ISBN: 9781473852112
Published: 29th February 2016



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This is a brand-new, updated history of the Nuremberg Raid, taking advantage of new stores of information that have come to light in recent years. In his usual, highly-praised style, Martin Bowman utilises first-hand snippets of pilot testimony to supplement his well-researched historical narrative, offering a richly evocative and authentic sense of events as they played out during the course of this iconic raid. Having access to extensive archives of images ensures that this is also a visually pleasing and comprehensive account of one of the most important episodes of Second World War history.

The night of the 30/31 March 1944 marked the culmination of the costly Battle of Berlin. It witnessed Bomber Command hampered to a devastating extent by both the defences of the enemy and the dangerous caprices of the weather. Many losses were recorded and the raid soon gained a dark reputation amongst bomber crews and the general public. Indeed, it came to be regarded thereafter as something of a turning point in the course of the entire conflict. Here, Martin Bowman explains all the various difficulties that beset the forces of Bomber Command on this, its blackest night.

This readable narrative of the bombing of Nuremberg integrates the first-person
voices of participants and witnesses. The book is illustrated with many b&w
historical photos from archives and personal family collections.


About Martin Bowman

Martin Bowman is one of Britain’s foremost aviation historians and has written many books and articles.

He lives in Norwich .

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