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The 'Baby Killers'; German Air Raids on Britain in the First World War

Fegan, Thomas

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ISBN 10: 0850528933 / ISBN 13: 9780850528930
Published by Leo Cooper [an Imprint of Pen & Sword Books Limited], Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, 2002
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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192 pages. Illustrations. Gazetteer. Bibliography. Index. The author was a freelance researcher and historian. After studying at the University of Kent, King's College, London, Girton College, Cambridge, and the University of Surrey, he has worked in television and the 'heritage industry' and regularly contributed to historical and heritage journals. Pen & Sword promotional post card laid in. The First World War airship and airplane raids by Germany on Britain constituted the first strategic bombing campaign in history. It was a novel and unwelcome means of waging war that provoked panic and resentment, and dispelled Britain's island sense of security. The raiders, demonized as 'baby killers' for causing indiscriminate civilian casualties, may not have crushed British morale, but they disrupted war production and succeeded in diverting personnel, arms and airplanes from where they were needed most at the Front. Most important, the raids changed the face of warfare forever by bringing the whole nation into the front line. The book features previously unpublished photographs and is divided into a history of the raids as they occurred, and a gazetteer with detailed information about many of the placed that were bombed. Attention is drawn to the physical scars made by the raids that may still be seen today, and to the memorials erected to the victims. Bookseller Inventory # 75275

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Title: The 'Baby Killers'; German Air Raids on ...

Publisher: Leo Cooper [an Imprint of Pen & Sword Books Limited], Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Jon Wilkinson (Jacket Design)

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: Presumed First Edition, First printing.

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The First World War airship and airplane raids by Germany on Britain constituted the first strategic bombing campaign in history. It was a novel and unwelcome means of waging war that provoked panic and resentment, and dispelled Britain's island sense of security.

The raiders, demonized as 'baby killers' for causing indiscriminate civilian casualties, may not have crushed British morale, but they disrupted war production and succeeded in diverting personnel, arms and airplanes from where they were needed most at the Front. Most important, the raids changed the face of warfare for ever by bringing the whole nation into the front line.

The book features previously unpublished photographs and is divided into a history of the raids as they occurred, and a gazetteer with detailed information about many of the placed that were bombed.

Attention is drawn to the physical scars made by the raids that may still be seen today, and to the memorials erected to the victims.

About the Author:

Thomas Fegan is a graduate and post-graduate of Kent, London, Cambridge and Surrey Universities. He researches for television documentaries and writes for historical journals. Married and living in Bloomsbury, London.

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