RAF Bomber Command in Fact, Film and Fiction - Jonathan FalconerStroud: Sutton Publishing, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block lightly tanned.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Photographic end papers & blanks; 2 column text;
From the cover: “Interest in the RAF’s strategic air offensive during the Second World War continues unabated. Despite the more obvious glamour of the fighter ‘jocks’, more books are published each year about RAF Bomber Command than on most other facets of the RAF’s wartime operations.
Bomber Command crews flew without respite from the beginning to the end of the war. Within hours of the declaration of war on 3 September 1939 a Blenheim crew was in the air and heading for Germany; and in the final hours of the war in May 1945 RAF Lancaster crews -were still flying operational sorties. Six years of hard fighting saw the command consistently in the thick of the action, but aircrew casualties were desperately high at 60 per cent — an attrition rate exceeded only by the German U-boat service. The vital and at times controversial contribution made by Bomber Command to the toppling of Nazism led one commentator to write: ‘There was only one such force as Bomber Command and there can never be another in history’.
RAF Bomber Command in Fact, Film and Fiction is a unique bibliographical and media guide to the exploits of the command between 1939 and 1945 setting on record — in as comprehensive a listing as is possible -much of what has been written, filmed or sound recorded in the English language between 1939 and 1996.
This detailed listing includes official, unofficial and general histories; group, squadron, airfield, aircraft and individual raid histories; biographies, autobiographies and memoirs; literature and drama; official and feature films; radio and television documentaries; sound and document archives.
Above all this is a unique work of reference which will appeal to all with an interest in the wartime exploits of the men and machines of RAF Bomber Command. It will aid historians, researchers and enthusiasts to track down the vast amount of information sources available on the command and its part in winning the war, and will also prove a valuable source of reference to libraries, museums and the book trade.”