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Big week : the biggest air battle of World War II / James Holland.

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During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe while also drawing German planes into an aerial battle of attrition to neutralize the Luftwaffe as a fighting force prior to the cross-channel invasion, planned for a few months later. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as "Big Week," and it was one of the turning-point engagements of World War II.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library 940.54 HOL (Text) 37813000178064 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/10/2020 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780802128393
  • ISBN: 0802128394
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-385) and index.
Summary, etc.:
During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe while also drawing German planes into an aerial battle of attrition to neutralize the Luftwaffe as a fighting force prior to the cross-channel invasion, planned for a few months later. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as "Big Week," and it was one of the turning-point engagements of World War II.
Subject: United States. Army Air Forces > History > World War, 1939-1945.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force > History > World War, 1939-1945.
Germany. Luftwaffe > History > World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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