World War Two From Above

An Aerial View of the Global Conflict

This is the incredible story of the battle waged in the skies to obtain accurate aerial intelligence during World War Two. Learn about the daring photo-reconnaissance pilots and spies who risked their lives to shoot these photographs, and the interpreters who pioneered a completely new science to reveal the secrets they contained.

Featuring dozens of amazing images drawn from the archives compiled by all the major fighting powers in the war, alongside inspiring, informative chapters that focus the pilots themselves, as well as on particularly crucial operations, this book is a fascinating examination of World War Two from above.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 220 x 250 mm |Full colour throughout | 208 Pages |

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Jeremy Harwood studied history at Christ Church, Oxford, where he won an Open Exhibition and, in his final year, was awarded the Sir Keith Feiling Memorial Prize as the top history undergraduate of his year. After graduation, he worked in publishing for many years before becoming a full-time author.

World War Two From Above retells the fascinating and hitherto little-known story of the battle waged by Allied and Axis spies in the skies to obtain accurate aerial intelligence during the Second World War.
Featuring dozens of eye-catching aerial reconnaissance photographs drawn from the archives compiled by all the major fighting powers, the accompanying text sheds light on the daring pilots who risked death to shoot these photographs, and the photographic interpreters who pioneered a totally new science to reveal the secrets they contained.
Inspiring and informative chapters focus on particularly crucial World War Two operations. Examples include the aerial reconnaissance that led to the airborne assault on the Italian fleet at Taranto; the hunt for the supposedly unsinkable German battleship Bismarck; and the Dam Busters’ raid on the Ruhr dams. The final section focuses on the end of the war with the D-Day landings, V-Weapons, the firestorm raids on Tokyo and the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Japan.

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