The Thousand Plane Raid Author:Ralph Barker The Thousand Plane Raid is the story of a momentous and dramatic turning point in the history of WW II. — At a time when bombing attacks rarely included more than 100 planes-with heavy losses and negligible damage to the enemy-few men believed that air power could ever be a massive striking force, and pressure was on Churchill to use bombers piec... more »emeal in support of land and sea campaigns.
Against this background, the R.A.F. Bomber Command launched the greatest single raid seen yet-1,046 bombers! The target was the German city of Cologne-and the stakes were all or nothing!!« less