Item description for Battle Over The Reich by Dr. Alfred Price...
This is a completely revised, expanded and updated edition of Dr. Price's classic work which was originally published by Ian Allan Publishing in 1973. Since it originally appeared over 30 years ago, Dr. Price has gathered a significant amount of new research and data to expand and update the text and include revised information, more personal accounts, enhanced diagrams and illustrations. This work, published in two volumes, tells the story of the strategic Allied air offensive against Germany. With the aid of an analytical narrative text, diagrams and color artwork, the campaign is analyzed from the viewpoint of the RAF, the USAAF, and the Luftwaffe, with in-depth assessment of daylight and nocturnal operations, aircraft, weapons, radar, and ground defense. Also includes many accounts from fighter aces and bomber crews who took part.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.2" Width: 9.06" Height: 0.79" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 3, 2005
Publisher Classic Publications
ISBN 1903223474 ISBN13 9781903223475
Reviews - What do customers think about Battle Over The Reich?
Nice, But Overpriced Oct 6, 2006
Alfred Price is a leading author on the Allied bombing campaign over Germany in World War II. As such, it is always working looking at any work on the subject that bears his name. However, I agree with an earlier reviewer that this book falls more in the category of "well presented coffee table book" than a must read for historical research. So for a reader with a more casual interest in the topic, I can recommend this book, however it is overpriced at its list price. Wait until it goes on the discount table then buy it at half price. It would be a good value then.
One of the Best Books I've Seen on the Subject Apr 22, 2006
This book is one of the best I've seen describing the air war in Europe. It is the second volume in the overall work. It:
Is Beautifully Illustrated, both photos and drawings Is Well Written Has Reports from German pilots as Well Discusses the Evolving Technology Covers Weapons that Came too Late.
This second volume covers the end of 1943 to the end of the war. This is when the RAF and the US 8th Air Force finally hit their stride in bombing Germany. The tonnage dropped and the increased accuracy was finally able to deliver what the air oriented generals has been promising since the beginning of the war.
The air generals had been saying that there was no magic target, no single target that would win the war. They were wrong. The magic target was fuel. By the end of the war the Germans had plenty of aircraft. But almost no fuel. Pilots were going into combat with very few hours. This was not unlike the British pilots during the Battle of Britain, but the British got better, and the Germans got worse until the end.
This book was first written in the 1970's when it was possible to talk with a lot of the German flyers who were still alive. It has been re-written to reflect later research and re-printed for this edition. It's an excellent read.
some 35 year old texts are not worth reprinting Oct 25, 2005
..I thought this title would be worth investigating. Frankly it is not - the treatment is disappointing to say the least - this is over-priced (!!) slim 'coffee table' tome. There is little evidence of new research & data. The 'enhanced illustrations' are mostly Tullis profiles lifted directly from the Jagdwaffe series..large photos reproduced over an entire A-4 side are blurred & indistinct...if you know nothing at all about the subject it might be worth looking at..otherwise avoid.