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‘Bomber’ follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of 1943. It portrays all the participants in a terrifying drama, in the air and on the ground, in Britain and Germany.

ISBN: 9780241493700 Author: Deighton, Len Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 20th May 2021 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:23) Pages: 464 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

‘Probably the best thing ever written about the wartime air campaign against Germany’ Max Hastings

‘Magnificent … rich with historical detail’ The Times

31 June, 1943. An RAF crew prepare for their next bombing raid on Germany. It is a night that many will never forget. Len Deighton’s devastating novel is a gripping minute-by-minute account of what happens over the next twenty-four hours. Told through the eyes of ordinary people in the air and on the ground – from a young pilot to the inhabitants of a small town in the Ruhr – Bomber is an unforgettable portrayal of individuals caught up in the wreckage of war.

‘A superbly mobilised tragedy of the machines which men make to destroy themselves. Masterly’ Spectator

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