Bomber Command of the RAF fought one of the longest, most grueling, and thankless campaigns of World War II
More than 55,000 men and women were killed serving with the Command and the bombers inflicted severe and ultimately crippling damage to the German war effort. During the war years few branches of the armed services ranked higher with the public than did Bomber Command. This powerful book takes a new look at the exploits of the RAF''s strike force during World War II. By looking at the conflict from the viewpoint of those serving in Bomber Command, this book reveals the why and the how of the Bomber Command campaigns. The abilities of the aircraft and aircrew are outlined, and the limits this put on operations explained. The book will help the reader understand the conditions under with the men of Bomber Command fought, lived andtragicallyso often died.