(Subject to confirmation) INTRODUCTION CHRONOLOGY ATTACKER'S CAPABILITIES Bomber Command: prepared for the 'Main Offensive' DEFENDER'S CAPABILITIES CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES Attacking the Reich's Industrial Heartland and its Workers ORDER OF BATTLE Bomber Command Order of Battle as at 1800hrs, 27th May 1943 Luftwaffe Order of Battle for fighters in Western Europe from Denmark and Northern France, 24 July 1943 THE CAMPAIGN ANALYSIS CONCLUSION BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
This illustrated study explores, in detail, the RAF's first concentrated air campaign of World War II against one of the hardest and most important targets in Germany - the industrial heartland of the Ruhr that kept Hitler's war machine running.
Dr Richard Worrall teaches at the Department of History, Politics & Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, and has taught history for over ten years, most recently in Singapore, and previously at the London School of Economics and Manchester Metropolitan University. His PhD from the University of Oxford focused on British strategic and military history, and he also holds an MA in Imperial and Commonwealth History from King's College London, and a BSc in International History from the LSE. Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.