Bomber Harris: His Life and Times. The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Arthur Harris.

Probert, Henry

Published by Greenhill Books, 2001
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24 cm, 432, illus., maps, genealogical table. Sir Arthur Harris was the wartime chief of Bomber Command. Bookseller Inventory # 32525

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Synopsis: This is the definitive biography of one of the most controversial figures of World War II. Sir Arthur Harris remains the target of criticism and vilification by many, while others believe the contribution he and his men made to victory is grossly undervalued. Henry Probert's critical but sympathetic new account draws on recent research and, for this first time, all of Harris's own extensive papers, to give outstanding insight into a man who combined leadership, professionalism and decisiveness with kindness, humour and generosity. Probert examines Harris's life from youth in Rhodesia to fighting in World War I, the inter-war years, his two families and his post-war years in South Africa and England. He reveals and analyses how Harris did his job in RAF Bomber Command during World War II, his leadership of his men in the face of appalling casualties, his disagreements with higher authority, his dealings with Churchill, his close links with the Americans, his role in directing the bombing raids against Germany, most notably at Dresden, and the way he was treated afterwards. Bomber Harris provides the most complete and rounded picture of one of the great high commanders of modern times and an outstanding military personality of World War II.

About the Author: Air Commodore Probert was formerly Head of the Air Historical Branch.

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Title: Bomber Harris: His Life and Times. The ...
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Publication Date: 2001
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