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D-Day: The Air Battle

By Ken Delve

ISBN: 9781861267047
PUBLISHED: May 2004
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 200 black & white photographs

Operation Overlord Ð the allied invasion of occupied France Ð began in the opening minutes of 6 June 1944. By the end of the day a bridgehead had been won and gradually the Allied Forces extended their grip. None of this would have been possible without air power.

In the weeks and months leading up to D-Day the RAF and USAAF waged a concerted campaign against fighter bases, troop depots, road and rail junctions and ammunition and fuel dumps: any target that would impede the Germans ability to repel the liberating forces.

This book Ð the product of detailed research in original documents Ð tells the story of this air campaign, with the aid of nearly 200 archive photographs.

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