An ebook containing eyewitness accounts of the RAF’s first big daylight raid on Germany. Complete with explanatory text and background on the men and machines involved.
On 4 September, the day after war was declared, the British Royal Air Force sent a powerful force of bombers to destroy German warships achored off the naval port of Kiel. The raid was intended to inflict heavy damage on the German navy and demonstrate to sceptics that “the bomber will get through”.
But the Germans were ready and their defences stronger than anyone expected. What followed was a tale of muddle and gallantry, confusion and heroism.
The “Eyewitness World War II” series is a growing collection of ebooks that contain original eyewitness accounts and contemporary newspaper reports of the action in question. You can find more ebooks in this series by searching for “Eyewitness World War II” or by visiting the military page of our website.
Chapter 1 Background
Chapter 2 Men and Machines
Chapter 3 Contemporary Press Reports
Chapter 4 Eyewitness Reports
About the Author
Leonard James has written dozens of books, mostly on history or military subjects for a wide audience. He is uniquely placed to analyse and comment upon the accounts used in the “Eyewitness World War II” series.