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Lancaster: The Second World War's Greatest Bomber

Lancaster: The Second World War's Greatest Bomber (Paperback)

By McKinstry, Leo

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The Spitfire and the Lancaster were the two RAF weapons of victory in the Second World War, but the glamour of the fighter has tended to overshadow the performance of the heavy bomber. Yet without the Lancaster, Britain would never have been able to take the fight to the German h...omeland. Highlights the scale of the bomber's achievements, including the famous Dambusters attacks. With its vast bomb bay, ease of handling and surprising speed, the mighty Lancaster transformed the effectiveness of the Bomber Command. Whilst addressing the political controversy surrounding the bombing offensive against Germany, Leo McKinstry also weaves individual tales into this compelling narrative. Rich characters are brought to life, such as Roy Chadwick the designer, who taught himself engineering at night school and Sir Arthur Harris, the austere head of the Bomber Command. This is a rich saga, a story of triumph over disaster and the history of an iconic plane.
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ISBN 9780719523632
Released AU 1 Feb 2011
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780719523632
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint John Murray Publishers Ltd
Released 1 Feb 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McKinstry, Leo
Category World History: Second World War
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Military Vehicles
Aircraft: General Interest
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 37mm
Dewey Code 623.7463
Weight 422g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade