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Firestorm Hamburg : the facts surrounding the destruction of a German city 1943

Author: Martin Middlebrook
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Aviation, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In July 1943 a series of heavy bombing raids virtually destroyed the North German city of Hamburg. In one night alone some 40,000 people were killed largely as a result of the terrible 'firestorm'. To this day controversy rages as to the morality of these attacks and their consequences. With his trademark thoroughness Martin Middlebrook has delved deep into the archives to uncover the facts. As ever he draws on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Middlebrook
ISBN: 1781590354 9781781590355
OCLC Number: 819508477
Description: 424 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Road to Hamburg --
2. Attackers --
British --
3. Attackers --
American --
4. Defenders --
5. Hamburg --
The City Target --
6. Plans for Battle --
7. Preparations for Battle --
8. First Blow --
9. Under the Bombs --
10. After the Bombs --
11. American Way --
12. Withdrawal Battle --
13. Americans Again --
14. Concentrated Bombing --
15. Firestorm --
16. Third Blow --
17. Battle Ends --
18. Reckoning --
19. `Why?' --
20. Aftermath.
Other Titles: Battle of Hamburg
Responsibility: by Martin Middlebrook.
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A comprehensive account of the most controversial Allied bombing offensive of WW2. Written by the foremost military/aviation historian. Superbly researched and objectively written giving all  Read more...

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A thorough account of the heavy bombing raids that virtually destroyed the city of Hamburg. It draws on copious eyewitness and participant accounts, along with the testimonies of survivors. - Flypast

 
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