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by John Nichol

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A brilliant combination of excellent, well paced narrative with well chosen source material makes this an amazing read. Not shirking from the errors, the failings & the mistakes of this raid & indeed, of Bomber Command in general, it makes form at times, harrowing, yet emotional reading. Highly recommended. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007486839, Hardcover)

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, until recently, been sidelined in the face of post-war criticism of Bomber Command's tactics. Yet they were among the best of their generation. 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 gripping account of the disastrous 10,000 bomber raid on Hitler's lair, told for the first and final time.

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