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This is an auction for FIRST BLITZ by Neil Hanson.

"The 1940s bombing raids over London have taken such a powerful grip upon our imagination that the existence of an earlier Blitz, in World War I, will come to many readers as a complete surprise. Yet as Neil Hanson demonstrates in this gripping and well-researched book, it was in many ways more terrifying."
- Daily Mail

"Clearly and engagingly written, his book puts more academic historians to shame by discovering a big subject, investigating it thoroughly and drawing bold but far-reaching conclusions from it."
- Sunday Telegraph review:

"Far from the killing fields of France, a little-known battle was fought in the skies over London that nearly altered the course of the First World War, and with it the history of the twentieth century itself. The margin between survival and total destruction came down to less than one hour. In four years, the Luftwaffes England squadron had moved from crude canvas-and-wire light aircraft to four-engined giants as big as anything that flew in World War Two. This, combined with the development of a revolutionary incendiary bomb, gave Germany the chance to raze London to the ground. It was a chance that they came within an ace of taking . . . "

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Large format (trade) paperback 2008.

436 pages + 16 pages of photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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