Troubador The Second World War in the Air

Released: 01/04/2013

ISBN: 9781780884417

eISBN: 9781780886770

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Second World War in the Air

The story of air combat in every theatre of World War Two

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This book is a complete narrative history of the Second World War in the air which starts by describing the early days of flight in order to put military air power in context when World War Two began. It then moves on to a step-by-step coverage of the air combat in each theatre of war.

Offering a comprehensive history – that includes the lesser known campaigns such as the fighting in Burma, Italy and East Africa as well as the air offensive in Western Europe and the struggle in the Pacific – it also re-examines the RAF bombing of German cities and the moral issues raised.

This is the first history of the air war to give full and proportionate coverage to the war in Russia, which until now has been largely ignored.

The?Second World?War in the Air is a comprehensive review of the air war. It’s meticulously researched, readable and remains in touch with what the fighting meant for individuals in the various combatant nations.

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Merfyn Bourne

Merfyn Bourne has been fascinated by aircraft from an early age. His first school was at the end of the runway of Croydon airport and, as a five year old, he was entranced by the sight of aircraft low overhead. Fate decreed that he should become a lawyer however, and only years later turn his attention again to the aircraft of the 1940s and 1950s. Ironically, he is the only male in his immediate family not to have seen front line combat: another seven have served, between them, in the armies of three different countries in six different wars.

He has long been concerned that though there are many books that describe various elements of the Second World War in the air there is none that covers the whole panorama of conflict and covers all the theatres of war. In particular the war in Russia has been poorly served. This book is an attempt to put things right.

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