Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle Of World War II
- World War II
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Rain of destruction
In February, 1944, Allied air forces launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the production centers of the Luftwaffe while drawing German planes into an aerial battle of attrition prior to D-Day. It was the war’s largest bombing offensive—and it quickly became known as “Big Week.”
Through interviews, oral histories, diaries, and official records, James Holland follows the fortunes of pilots, crew, and civilians on both sides of the massive air battle, taking us from command headquarters to fighter cockpits to anti-aircraft positions and civilian chaos on the ground.
Big Week vividly recaptures the largely forgotten campaign that was one of the critical turning points of World War II.
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|Release Date:||November 6, 2018|