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Big week : the biggest air battle of World War II / James Holland.


During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe while also drawing German planes into an aerial battle of attrition to neutralize the Luftwaffe as a fighting force prior to the cross-channel invasion, planned for a few months later. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as "Big Week," and it was one of the turning-point engagements of World War II.

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  • ISBN: 9780802128393
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [377]-385) and index.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.
United States. Army Air Forces > History > World War, 1939-1945.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force > History > World War, 1939-1945.
Germany. Luftwaffe > History > World War, 1939-1945.

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