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The Red Line The Gripping Story of the RAF's Bloodiest Raid on Hitler's Germany by John Nichol
  

The Red Line The Gripping Story of the RAF's Bloodiest Raid on Hitler's Germany

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An account of RAF Bomber Command’s 1944 Nuremberg Raid, the figures are stark, more men lost their lives in a single night that the total casualty list for the Battle of Britain. The bravery and skill of these men of Bomber Command have long been overshadowed by the controversy surrounding “Bomber Harris” – here is their story of the night when 795 aircraft set out for Germany and 700 men never returned.

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The Red Line The Gripping Story of the RAF's Bloodiest Raid on Hitler's Germany by John Nichol

From best-selling author of Tail-End Charlie and Tornado Down comes this powerful and deeply moving account of Bomber Command's 1944 Nuremberg Raid - the RAF's bloodiest night of the Second World War More men from Royal Air Force Bomber Command died on one single night of the Second World War than the total RAF aircrew losses during the whole of the four-month-long Battle of Britain. This is the story of the air raid intended to be the climax of Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris's relentless campaign to defeat Nazi Germany. The target was Nuremberg: 795 aircraft set out, nearly 700 men did not return. In 'The Red Line', we meet the young aircrew who flew on the night of 30 March 1944. John Nichol has interviewed the few surviving veterans, British and German, in the air and on the ground, to record the voices of a diminishing generation. While the airmen of Bomber Command were among the greatest heroes of the conflict, their contribution and sacrifice has been sidelined in the face of post-war criticism of Bomber Command's tactics. John Nichol's dramatic tribute to the men who flew on the RAF's bloodiest raid has provided the surviving veterans with the chance to tell the story of that terrible night - the night they flew to Nuremberg.

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'A truly epic tale of courage and sacrifice - an intensely moving epitaph to the men of Bomber Command' - ANDY McNAB

'Full of poignant episodes ... A fitting tribute to the raw courage of these young men' - Daily Express

About the Author

John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991. He was captured and made a prisoner of war. He is the bestselling co-author of 'Tornado Down' and also 'The Last Escape', and 'Tail-end Charlies'. He is also a journalist and widely quoted military commentator.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th January 2014

Author

John Nichol

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Author's Website

johnnichol.com/

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

History
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Second World War
Air forces & warfare
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780007486854

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