Operation Moonlight Sonata: The German Raid on Coventry

Synopsis

On a clear moonlit night in November of 1940, the Luftwaffe used hundreds of bombers, thousands of high explosives and tens of thousands of incendiary bombs to attack the industrial might of England by bombing Coventry. This book analyzes the raid in detail, reviews the actions of both the Germans and the British preceeding the raid, and investigates the impact the raid had on British as well as American public opinion. The book also investigates the controversial question of how much advance notice the British actually had concerning the raid. The Coventry bombing proved to be the most concentrated single air attack of the entire Luftwaffe bombing campaign directed against the British during World War II.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995