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ISBN: 9780857041142
AUTHOR: Geoff Simpson
A Dictionary of Bomber Command
A Dictionary of Bomber Command
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There are no words with which I can do justice to the aircrew who fought under my command.There is no parallel in warfare to such courage and determination in the face of danger over so prolonged a period, of danger which at times was so great that scarcely one man in three could expect to survive his tour of operations.

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris writing in Bomber Offensive, 1947.


RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF’s bomber forces from 1936 to 1968. During the Second World War, the period covered by this book, the Command destroyed a significant proportion of Nazi Germany’s industries and many German cities, although at great loss, with over 55,000 killed out of 125,000 aircrew. While many books detail the story of the Command and the individual squadrons and aircraft which took part in the aerial war against Nazi Germany, here for the first time is a book that provides a useful background to the principal aspects of the conflict, a dictionary comprising alphabetical entries covering everything from ‘Airborne Cigar’ to ‘Women’s Auxiliary Air Force’.

Selected entries are accompanied by contemporary photographs enhancing the reader’s enjoyment of this unique publication.

Geoff Simpson has spent his career in journalism and public relations. He has studied the RAF in the Second World War for many years, becoming a frequent writer, broadcaster and lecturer on the subject. His book, A Dictionary of the Battle of Britain was published by Halsgrove in association with the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust in 2009. He writes regularly for Britain at War magazine and is a Trustee of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. Geoff lives in Hazel Grove near Stockport and is married with two adult children.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 114 2, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published October 2011.

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