The Longest Night

The Longest Night

The Bombing of London on May 10, 1941

Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781440628719
  • 384 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


The Longest Night reveals the untold story of the horrific bombing raid that almost brought Britain to military collapse – using extensive survivors’ testimony and previously classified documents to reveal just how close the Luftwaffe came to total victory. This vivid, dramatically told account depicts how fate shifted based on Hitler’s mistaken belief that he’d actually lost the air war over Britain – and portrays the unsurpassed, “we-can-take-it” bravery of the British people when they’d been pushed beyond all human endurance.


“Part military history, part chronicle of survivors’ memories and part moving tribute to London, the result is reminiscent of Richard Collier’s The City That Would Not Die, but is a captivating and important contribution in its own right…Mortimer’s dramatic renderings of what Londoners and German and British military men experienced make for compelling nonfiction.” – Kirkus Reviews
“A microscopic analysis of this night frozen in time.” – Mail on Sunday (London)
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