‘Probably the best thing ever written about the wartime air campaign against Germany’ Max Hastings
‘Magnificent … rich with historical detail’ The Times
31 June, 1943. An RAF crew prepare for their next bombing raid on Germany. It is a night that many will never forget. Len Deighton’s devastating novel is a gripping minute-by-minute account of what happens over the next twenty-four hours. Told through the eyes of ordinary people in the air and on the ground – from a young pilot to the inhabitants of a small town in the Ruhr – Bomber is an unforgettable portrayal of individuals caught up in the wreckage of war.
‘A superbly mobilised tragedy of the machines which men make to destroy themselves. Masterly’ Spectator