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The Peenemunde Raid The Night of 17-18 August 1943 by Martin Middlebrook

The Peenemunde Raid The Night of 17-18 August 1943


The Peenemunde Raid The Night of 17-18 August 1943 by Martin Middlebrook

On the night of 17-18 August 1943, RAF Bomber Command attacked a remote research establishment on the German Baltic coast. The site was Peenemunde, where Hitler's scientists were developing both the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket whose destructive powers could have swung the course of the War. The raid was meticulously planned and hopes were high. But the night sky was so cloudless that the British bombers presented an easy target for German night fighters, and over 40 were lost. Martin Middlebrook draws on the memories of over 400 people involved in the dramatic events on that night: RAF and Luftwaffe aircrew, German personnel at the research site and foreign labourers who had been forced to work there. The result is a truly compelling account of this hazardous attempt to disrupt Hitler's V-weapons programme.

About the Author

Martin Middlebrook is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the author of many important books on military history including The Kaiser's Battle and The Falklands War 1982.

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Publication date

16th February 2006


Martin Middlebrook

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Leo Cooper Ltd an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


384 pages


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



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