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Название: London 1917-18: The bomber blitz
Автор: Ian Castle
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Osprey Campaign 227
ISBN: 978 1846036828
Год издания: 2010
Количество страниц: 97
Размер: 38,3 MB
On a sunny May afternoon in 1917, the peace of an English seaside town was shattered when a flight of German Gotha bombers appeared without warning. Twenty-three Gothas had set out to attack London in this first bomber raid, but heavy cloud forced them to target Folkestone and the Shorncliffe army camp instead. It was the start of a new phase of the war aimed at destroying the morale of the British people. London's defences were quickly overhauled to face this new threat, providing the basis for Britain's defence during World War II. This book tells the story of the Gotha and the massive Staaken 'Giant' bomber raids against London.