This compelling work of military aviation history from the bestselling author of Harrier 809 chronicles the story of the spyplane, night-fighter and war-winning wonder that was the de Havilland Mosquito.
Excelling as a spyplane, night-fighter and pathfinder for Bomber Command’s heavies the Mossie’s reputation was cemented by a series of daredevil bombing raids across occupied Europe, including on Berlin itself, where only surprise, speed and precision could ensure success.
So when Churchill’s top secret Special Operations Executive needed to destroy the Gestapo HQ in the centre of downtown Copenhagen to prevent a devastating Nazi last stand that might prolong the war for many months, there was only one machine for the job – the Mosquito.
This is the story of that legendary aircraft told through that one impossible mission.
‘A captivating history… Rowland White uses the history of these operations to weave stories of courage and fortitude into the story of a great machine’ Daily Telegraph
Hardback – 560 pages.