copyright 1987; "The Illustrated Story of Offensive Strategy and Tactics in the Twentieth Century"; Macmillan Publishing Company, New York; Printed in Italy; larger hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; great illustrations; dust jacket very good.
Detailed and illustrated analyses of design breakthroughs and flaws, crucial operations and notable disasters is placed in the wider context of moral and practical arguments about the proper use of the bombing arm.
From dust flap -
In The Bombers, Robin Cross follows the history of the bomber from its emergence in specialized form in the First World War to the present day [of publication]. Not merely a book about the machines of war, it is also an account of the men who designed and flew them, the fighter pilots whose business it was to shoot them down and the civilians whom the advent of the bomber thrust into the front line of warfare.