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  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780753557815
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $35.00
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The Pathfinders

The Greatest Untold Story of the Air War against the Nazis




The untold story of the elite force that spearheaded almost every British bombing raid over Nazi Germany by the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Kamikaze Hunters. Perfect for fans off John Nichol's Spitfire, Patrick Bishop's Fighter Boys and Dambusters

Dark low-level raids, dodging anti-aircraft flak to make pinpoint-accurate drops - the incredible story of ordinary men and women who took to the skies to mark bomb targets inside Hitler's Germany

The Pathfinders were the crack team that transformed the hit rate in the RAF's Bomber Command from 24% in August 1942 to an incredible 95% hit rate by 1945. They transformed Bomber Command - the only part of the Allied war effort capable of attacking the heart of Nazi Germany - from an impotent division on the cusp of disintegration in 1942 to a force capable of razing whole German cities to the ground, inspiring fear in Hitler's senior command and helping the Allies deliver decisive victory in World War II.

With exclusive interviews with remaining survivors, personal diaries, previously classified records and never-before seen photographs, The Pathfinders brings to life the characters of the airmen and women -- many barely out of their teens - who took to the skies in iconic British aircraft such as the Lancaster and the Mosquito, facing almost unimaginable levels of violence from enemy fighter planes to strike the heart of the Nazi war machine.

  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780753557815
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

About the author

Will Iredale

Will Iredale joined the Sunday Times in 1999, working first on the foreign news desk and subsequently the home news desk, where as a staff reporter he specialised in general news and undercover investigations. He is currently a media consultant and lives in Kent with his family.

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