book price comparison books of the month win prizes
Search our site
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

Journey's End : Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond by Kevin Wilson
  

Journey's End : Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond

History   The Real World   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   

RRP £9.99

Download an extract Share this book

Sue Baker's view...

The last in Kevin Wilson’s history trilogy detailing Bomber operations in WWII. Kevin Wilson’s even handed approach tells the story from both sides using personal accounts from air crew and civilians. This is not a judgemental history, whatever the rights and wrongs of the German bombardments, the men involved faced constant danger, their bravery still not fully recognised - and it is their story, above all, that is being told here in such absorbing detail.

Like for Like Reading
Tail End Charlies: The Last Battles of the Bomber War 1944-45, John Nichol & Tony Rennell
Dresden: Tuesday 13th February 1945, Frederick Taylor

If you like Kevin Wilson you might also like to read books by Rebecca Makkai.

Who is Sue Baker

Win a Signed Copy from Arun Gandhi

We have a highly sought after SIGNED COPY to give away of The Gift of Anger, written by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. This is a memoir that also shares some of the beliefs and teachings of his grandfather, beliefs that focus on co-existence and tolerance which are needed now more than ever in our world.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 31 October 2017. The winners will be notified by 9 November 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/10/2017

Synopsis

Journey's End : Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond by Kevin Wilson

In February 1945, British and American bombers rained down thousands of tons of incendiaries on the city of Dresden, creating one of the greatest firestorms in history. Their bombs killed an estimated 25,000 people, and wiped one of the most beautiful cities in Europe from the map. The controversy that erupted shortly afterwards, and which continues to this day, has long overshadowed the other events of the bomber war, and blighted the memory of the young men who gave their lives to fight in the skies over Germany. This book neither condemns the bombing of Dresden, nor excuses it, but simply puts it in its proper context as a devastating set of raids in a much larger campaign. To the crews who flew over Germany night after night there were other much more pressing worries: the V2 rockets that threatened their loved ones at home, the brand new German jet fighters that could strike them at speeds of over 600mph, the deadly flak over the cities of the Ruhr Valley. The bomber war had entered its final unforgiving months, and no quarter was given on either side. Kevin Wilson has interviewed over a hundred people for this book, some of whom flew on the Dresden raids, and many more who experienced other aspects of bombing, both in the air and on the ground. JOURNEY'S END chronicles the brutal endgame of a conflict that caused devastation and tragedy on both sides.

Reviews

Despite their enormous courage and huge sacrifice, Britain has never formally acknowledged the bravery of the men who fought through the Second World War in Bomber Command. The men's valour was betrayed by politicians and they have been denied a medal honouring their campaign--SUNDAY EXPRESS


About the Author

Kevin Wilson has spent most of his working life as a staff journalist on British national newspapers, including the DAILY MAIL and latterly the DAILY and SUNDAY EXPRESS. He is married with three grown-up sons and a daughter.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

23rd June 2011

Author

Kevin Wilson

More books by Kevin Wilson
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.wilsonkevin.com
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

History
The Real World
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Second World War
Air forces & warfare
Battles & campaigns
European history

ISBN

9780753828588

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools