Young, Richard A.


Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1978. 160 pp., frontis., + a wealth of photo-ills., + some ills. D.j., 27 x 20cm. Very slight fading to edges of d.j., o/w FINE. Had the Germans deployed the V-1 more successfully and earlier, had the Allied Intelligence service not acted so swiftly and their bombers so effectively, the outcome of World War II might have been very different. This was a new weapon, more psychologically terrifying than ever the blitz of cities by bombers. It brought the random destruction of civilian targets to the foreground of modern warfare. This book traces the development of the V-1, the history of its campaign and its ultimate failure as a vengeance weapon under Allied air attacks. Appendices examine the ‘hardware’ of war.

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