Air Raid

Air Raid

Bombing Campaigns of World War II

Book - 2001
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World War II navy veteran and award-winning author Tom McGowen saw the need for books about the famous fighting forces of the world, the spectacular battles they fought, and their lasting effects on history. The latest additions to the Military Might series focus on the history of aerial bombardment and aircraft carrier-based warfare. Fascinating discussions on strategy and detailed descriptions of battles make these ideal for both the researcher and the military history fan.
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Twenty-First Century Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780761318101
0761318100
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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Jun 24, 2012

“Air Raid!” – The Bombing Campaigns Of World War II by Tom McGowen is a brief and informative book that a juvenile or an adult can enjoy. This book is a not too an overly detailed account of the development of the airplane as a formidable weapon starting during World War I. Did you know that Italian airmen were the first to drop grenades from scout planes on Turkish troops? Shortly after WW I started, the Germans bombed a city – ‘Paris.’ Learn about the difference between tactical vs. strategic bombing. You will read about the Battle of Britain when Hitler made one of his greatest mistakes, he switched from bombing Britain’s Fighter and Bomber Command airports to English cities. Enjoy the chapters on - how Britain strikes back; when America joins the war, the last days of Germany, and the bombing of Japan. Don’t miss reading Tom McGowan’s books: ‘Sink the Bismarck,’ ‘Germany’s Lighting War’ – Panzer Divisions of World War II, and ‘Carrier War,’ three more raise your interest in History type of books. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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