History of War

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“JAMES HOLLAND HAS PRODUCED A HARD-HITTING, AUTHORITATIVE NARRATIVE OF ONE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR’S MOST CRITICAL MOMENTS, ONE THAT CULMINATED IN THE LARGEST AIR BATTLE EVER WITNESSED”

Author James Holland Publisher Corgi Books, 2019 Price £9.99

During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces launched their first-ever round-the-clock

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