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    Many of us will have in our libraries the two volumes which comprise the "Nachtjagd War Diaries" written by Theo Boiten and Rod Mackenzie, published in 2008. This work attempted to reconcile Bomber Command losses with Nachtjagd claims and as such was the most thoroughly researched and reliable reference on the matter. Move forward ten years and the follow-up series is being published, again by Red Kite but in a different format. Such was the appeal of the original books that a great deal of extra information and photographs have become available to Theo and Rod over the intervening years - Theo estimates the final content will be in the region of 1.3 million words and 1400 photographs! So the books, probably 12 to 15 in number, are issued in "bite-sized chunks", A4 size with soft covers produced on top quality paper.

    Currently four have been published, the most recent one hot off the press is "The Early Years Part 1, 1939 - 12 July 1941". Preceding that issue was 1943 Part 1 (1 January - 22 June), Part 2 (23 June - 22 September) and Part 3 (23 September - 31 December). Each volume has 128 pages of fascinating data, photographs (very many previously unpublished) and colour maps analysing specific operations showing the target, the bombers' route, positions of known RAF losses and also those for the Luftwaffe. The maps are a welcome innovation for this series, the written text follows the same format as the NJWD of dates of operations, a description of the bomber force and the Nachtjagd's response. Each volume costs 20.00, available from www.wingleader.co.uk

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    Dear all,

    The latest news on the NCA series:

    https://www.wingleader.co.uk/latest-news

    Cheers, Theo

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    Theo, thks for the good work !

    I already got the 3 volumes for 1943

    Any idea of the schedule for 1944 & 1945 ???

    Nice weekend

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    Hello Horsapilot -I only now see your posting. The schedule is that we will first release two vols for 1941-42 (a vol covering July-May 42 has been sent to the printers last week so should be out by the end of January, this will be followed by the remainder of 1942 by April 2019). We will then focus on 1944, an est. 3 to 4 vols covering 1944 will be released in around July 2019 - early 2020, followed by 1945 in 2020.

    Cheers, Theo

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