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The Blitz Volume 2 (Hardback)

Then and Now

WWII WWII Photographic Books The Blitz

By Winston G Ramsey
Imprint: After the Battle
Pages: 656
Illustrations: 1,500
ISBN: 9780900913549
Published: 28th February 1990

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The day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of the Night Blitz. Beginning with the first mass raid on London on September 7, 1940, the story is continued through the winter of 1940–41 with Ken Wakefield’s masterly description of Luftwaffe operations over Britain. The result of over fifteen years of study and research, his 150,000-word account of each night’s operations over Britain brings into focus for the first time the full details of the escalating attacks as one raid exceeded another in size, damage or deaths. Every German crash on land is listed with its crew, and footnotes are included on all those which are known to have been investigated or excavated since the end of the war, together with photographs of some of the more interesting discoveries. Over twenty features and special articles by historians and eyewitnesses intersperse the daily happenings, illustrating life at the time on both the civilian and Service fronts, and contrasting descriptions by German airmen give us an insight into just what it was like to be on the other side. A unique record of a period which changed the face of Britain and cost the lives of 40,000 of her people.

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The period in question began quietly with the Luftwaffe busy elsewhere, yet the increasing attacks on Germany by the Royal Air Force provoked a response in the form of the so-called Baedeker offensive of 1942. And it is against the background of the hammer blows dealt out to German towns and cities that the Blitz on Britain during the 1942–1944 period must be viewed. Hitler’s ­frustration at not being able to hit back, like for like, led to the appointment in 1943 of a Blitz ­supremo to mete out retaliation. This finally came in 1944 with the Steinbock raids — known better as the Baby…

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