Bomber Harris: His Life and Times

The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, Wartime Chief of Bomber Command

Henry Probert

Sir Arthur Harris remains the target of criticism and vilification by many, while others believe that the contribution he and his men made to the Allied victory is grossly undervalued. Harris has been condemned, in particular, for his Area Bombing tactics which saw civilians and their homes become legitimate targets along with industrial and milita
Date Published :
August 2016
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
Illustrated with a central plate section
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848329652

Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches Pages : 400
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$39.95

Overview
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This is the definitive biography of one of the most controversial figures of the Second World War.

Sir Arthur Harris remains the target of criticism and vilification by many, while others believe that the contribution he and his men made to the Allied victory is grossly undervalued. Harris has been condemned, in particular, for his Area Bombing tactics which saw civilians and their homes become legitimate targets along with industrial and military installations. This is explored by the author and placed fully within its context, and just as importantly, within the instructions he received from Churchill’s administration.

Henry Probert’s critical but highly sympathetic account draws on wide-ranging research and, for the first time, all of Harris’ own papers, to give an outstanding insight into a man who combined leadership, professionalism and decisiveness with kindness, humor and generosity.

About The Author
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Air Commodore Henry Probert was educated at Cheadle Hume School and Sidney College, Cambridge, where he read history. He served for thirty years in the RAF Educational Branch, becoming its director and spent eleven years as Head of the Air Historical Branch. He is one of the founders of the RAF Historical Society. ju

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