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  • Publish Date: 2010-06-10
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Leo McKinstry

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2010 Jun Pages: 592 Publisher: Hodder Pb The Spitfire and the Lancaster were the two RAF weapons of victory in the Second World War but the glamor of the fighter has tended to overshadow the performance of the heavy bomber . Yet without the Lancaster. itain would never have been able to take the fight to the German homeland. 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 ought to life. such as Roy Chadwick the designer. who taught himself engineering at night school and Sir Arthur Harris. ...

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