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Bomber County

The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War

Bomber County( )
Author: Swift, Daniel
ISBN:978-1-4299-9592-4
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

In early June 1943, James Eric Swift, a pilot with the 83rd Squadron of the Royal Air Force, boarded his Lancaster bomber for a night raid on Münster and disappeared.

Widespread aerial bombardment was to the Second World War what the trenches were to the First: a shocking and new form of warfare, wretched and unexpected, and carried out at a terrible scale of loss. Just as the trenches produced the most remarkable poetry of the First World War, so too did the bombing...
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