All six chapters include personal stories of those people caught up in the various attacks, and are a powerful testament to the indiscriminate effect of bombing of towns and cities in war time. The use of area bombing by all the main nations involved in the Second World War remains a controversial issue. This book does not touch on the political aspects, but provides a very useful commentary on the subject in relation to one city, and the people who lived and worked there.
British Military History, Rob Palmer
I have just read Nigel Walpole's latest book; it was most enjoyable. The author weaves a fascinating tale of what happened in the Third Reich in the development of their Vergeltunswaffen as well as the impact they had on the populations in the target areas. It was interesting to discover that both he in North London and his wife in Holland had personal experience of the devastation caused by these weapons. The author has been painstaking with his research and included visits to Peenemunde, Mimoyecques and other sites in mainland Europe where these weapons were developed and from which they were launched. He has included many fascinating photographs of the weapons themselves, pictures of them taken by photo-reconnaissance aircraft as well as images of their various different launch sites. Along with the V1 and V2, he also provides details of the V3 and potential future developments of the V2 (A4) missile. As an experienced fast-jet pilot himself who also undertook fighter reconnaissance,.. Read more
Her minutely detailed reconstruction of this tragic episode in the V1 campaign against London commemorates the dead and wounded, and it gives us today an absorbing insight into the wartime experience of all those whose lives were affected by it.
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