Bomber Command of the RAF fought one of the longest, most gruelling and thankless campaigns of the Second World War.
More than 55,000 men and women were killed serving with the Command and the bombers inflicted severe and ultimately crippling damage to the German war effort.
In this powerful book Rupert Matthews, the son of a Bomber Command veteran, takes a new look at the exploits of the RAF's strike force during the Second World War.
By looking at the conflict from the viewpoint of those serving in Bomber Command, he reveals the why and the how of the Bomber Command campaigns.
The abilities of the aircraft and aircrew are outlined, and the limits this put on operations explained.
This book will help the reader understand the conditions under which the men of Bomber Command fought, lived and - tragically - so often died.