Bomber Command

  • by Max Hastings
  • Narrated by Barnaby Edwards
  • 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With an introduction read by Max Hastings. Bomber Command's offensive against the cities of Germany was one of the epic campaigns of the Second World War.
More than 56,000 British and Commonwealth aircrew and 600,000 Germans died in the course of the RAF's attempt to win the war by bombing. The struggle began in 1939 with a few score primitive Whitleys, Hampdens and Wellingtons, and ended six years later with 1,600 Lancasters, Halifaxes, and Mosquitoes razing whole cities in a single night. Max Hastings traced the developments of area bombing using a wealth of documnets, letters, diaries, and interviews with key surviving witnesses. Bomber Command is his classic account of one of the most controversial struggles of the war. Max Hastings, author of over 20 books, has been editor of the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard. He has received many awards for his journalism and was knighted in 2002.

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First of a long series of truly exceptional books

This is an exceptionally well written account of British bombing of Germany during WW 2, in Hasting's own style.
One truly awe inspiring part is the detailed story of a bombing as experienced by its victims.
Highly recommended.
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- petitbilbo

Changed my thinking

This was beautifully written and narrated, telling sometimes harrowing stories with compassion and accuracy. Unlike many histories, this worked as a story in its own right. Well worth listening to.
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- Andy T

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios