Balloon defences 1914-1945

In any picture or film of London during the war present in the sky was almost inevitably one or more barrage balloons. The balloons were attached to their winches with heavy duty cables, and it was the cables that presented the danger - any aircraft flying onto the cables would be damaged - most often destroyed. This is the story of the balloons and how they were used throughout the war as a static but effective defense against German and other aircraft. The narrative starts in 1914 and continues to 1945. With all appendices and maps.

  • 9781847917652
  • Air Historical Branch staff
  • Air Ministry
  • 1948
  • Typescript
  • 2011
  • 746
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