LAST THROW of the DICE

New Year’s Day 1945 proved to be the Luftwaffe’s large-scale operational swansong of the Second World War. The Operation ‘Bodenplatte’ attacks on Allied airfields in the Low Countries failed to deliver their hoped-for decisive blow, despite the damage done at locations such as Eindhoven, where the Hawker Typhoons of several Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons were foremost among the aircraft in German sights

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