WHILE the heroic exploits of `The Few' of Fighter Command are rightly lauded, those of `The Many' of Bomber Command often remain overlooked. Night after night, the bomber crews ranged across Europe seeking out and attacking targets in an
all-out effort to undermine the German war effort against Britain and prevent invasion.
The Other Battle of Britain tells the stories of the young men who carried out dangerous missions on a nightly basis, battling against both the enemy and the elements, relying on a mix of nerve, skills and luck to hit their target and make it home. Faced with flak and fighters, exposed to the harsh weather conditions and operating at the edge of their capabilities, for the young men of Bomber Command, this was `The Other Battle of Britain'.
PAUL TWEDDLE was brought up in County Durham and has taught Classics at university, independent senior and preparatory schools. He is currently Director of Enrichment at Holmewood House, near Tunbridge Wells. Paul is the author of Into the Night Sky: A Bomber Airfield at War (Sutton, 2007) as well as a number of articles on WW2 for the Modern History Review. He lives in Surrey with his wife Caroline and their children Benedict and Theo.