events relating to the last flight of an R.A.F. Bomber over Germany on the night of June 31st, 1943
by Len Deighton
World Books, 1971, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, age toned edges, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, small chips and tears, some foxing to underside and small holes at seams (see photographs)
"On a warm night in June 1943, a force of 700 R.A.F. bombers set off for a routine heavy raid on the Ruhr. Len Deighton documents the twenty-four hours which end in a holocaust. At the pastoral Bomber Command aerodrome in Warley fen, Sam Lambert, preparing for his forty-sixth bombing raid, rashly questions the strategy of destruction. At Kroonsdijk, the Luftwaffe night fighter station disguised as a Dutch farm, the exemplary Aryan pilot Victor von Lowenherz is shocked by the excesses of the regime he serves. Meanwhile, in the little country town of Altgarten, August Bach, the commanding officer of radar station 'Ermine', discovers too late that he is in love."