Looking at the key but relatively neglected campaign of 1943 this book offers a thorough and nuanced reassessment of the raf bomber offensive at a time when the war in europe still hung in the balance. Of the raf bomber command personnel killed during the war 72 percent were british 18 percent were canadian 7 percent were australian and 3 percent were new zealanders statistically there was little prospect of surviving a tour of 30 operations and by 1943 for bombardment of berlin by aircraft of bomber command. The battle of berlin was the longest most sustained offensive against a single target and its merits remain a subject of debate even today here is the story behind these costly raids including crucial tactical shifts within the raf and month by month coverage of the most important runs. Synopsis looking at the key but relatively neglected campaign of 1943 this book offers a thorough and nuanced reassessment of the raf bomber offensive at a time when the war in europe still hung in the balance. Raf bomber command begins the battle of berlin aircraft navigation and guidance during the summer of 1943 bomber command equipped its aircraft with h2s a device which scanned the terrain for several miles around the aircraft and presented navigators with what was virtually a map of the ground showing towns rivers lakes and coastlines
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