The stunningly dramatic true story of the threat to London from Nazi Germany's V-rockets, from their inception and invention to their effect on our city streets.
During the darkest days of the Second World War, the Allies listened intently to the messages of the enemy. Every whisper built a picture of the threat to come - weapons that were terrifying in their murderous capabilities.
TARGET LONDON is the dramatic tale of the inception of the German V-weapons, the Allies' epic race to discover the truth about them and the rockets' effects on the streets of London. Investigative historian Christy Campbell brilliantly interweaves the many strands of this gripping episode. At the heart of this tale is London - the target of Nazi Germany's plan to crush British morale.
Detailed and well-researched . . . he has some fascinating material on London's response to this onslaught - The Scotsman - Dominic Sandbrook
The writing is clear and the story compelling - Mail on Sunday - Michael Sherborne
The story is a fascinating blend of drama and symbolism and Campbell has concocted a narrative mix as rich as the ethanol and liquid oxygen cocktail that blasted the V-2 heavenwards - Standpoint - Patrick Bishop
Campbell breaks new ground . . . by combining [the story of Peenemunde] with the story of those on this side of the Channel who tried to chart the rocket scientists' progress through information gleaned from spies, prisoners of war and the code breakers of Bletchley Park . . . an accomplished study - The Sunday Times - Peter Conradi
Campbell conveys these parallel narratives with suspense in a tale that contains numerous twists - Express - Christopher Silvester
Clare Campbell is an author and journalist. She writes regularly for the Daily Mail and contributes to Marie Claire. She is the author of Out of It (2007) and Tokyo Hostess (2009). Recently she ghosted the national bestseller, Bringing Down the Krays (2012), by Bobby Teale. Her husband and co-author Christy Campbell is the former defence correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of The Maharajah's Box, Fenian Fire, Phylloxera, Band of Brigands and Target London (2012). Together, they are the authors of Bonzo's War: Animals Under Fire 1939-45 (2013).