Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

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Officially known as Operation Argument, the third week of February 1944 was soon referred to simply as Big Week. It was the week that the Allied Forces implemented a cunning plan to attack the Luftwaffe – to smash the main factories and production centres and at the same time draw the German fighter force up into the air and into battle. ‘Big Week’ is the story of one of the biggest air battles ever witnessed – of bomber against flak gun, and of fighter against fighter, and in which tens of thousands of young men were pitted against each other in a brutal clash of arms.

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‘James Holland is a master’ BBC History

It was to be the battle to end the air war once and for all.

During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces launched their first-ever round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany.

The aim was to smash the main factories and production centres of the Luftwaffe and at the same time draw the German fighter force up into the air and into battle.

Big Week is the knife-edge story of bomber against flak gun and fighter, but also, crucially, fighter against fighter. Following the fortunes of pilots and aircrew from both sides, this is a blistering narrative of one of the most critical periods of the entire war. Big Week was the largest air battle ever witnessed, but it has been largely forgotten – until now.

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Weight 0.411 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 3.6 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xxix, 540 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

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Dewey

940.54213 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K