Andy Saun­ders,

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“As editor of the mag­a­zine Bri­tain at War, au­thor of a good many books on Blitz-re­lated sub­jects and con­trib­u­tor to a num­ber of Blitz-themed doc­u­men­taries, I’m aware that the use of the in­ter­net as a re­search tool can be very much a dou­ble-edged sword. Of course, re­liance on in­ter­net ma­te­rial for any se­ri­ous re­search is al­ways risky and woe be­tide those who rely upon it as a pri­mary source! What it is use­ful for, of course, is the pick­ing up of con­tacts, sources etc, and find­ing leads into spe­cific re­search ar­eas. For my part, one of the most use­ful sites I have found for es­tab­lish­ing facts, de­tail and the minu­tiae of the Blitz pe­riod is the truly ex­cel­lent dis­cus­sion fo­rum 12 O’Clock High (Luft­waffe and Al­lied Air Forces Dis­cus­sion Fo­rum) at fo­rum.12oclock­ This site is pop­u­lated by spe­cial­ist re­searchers cov­er­ing ar­eas such as spe­cific units, air­craft types, op­er­a­tions, losses and ca­su­al­ties, weaponry etc. The fo­rum com­mu­nity is al­ways will­ing to as­sist and share – of­ten go­ing to as­ton­ish­ing lengths to im­part de­tailed knowl­edge. So of­ten, this site has brought me the an­swer to a ques­tion and I have learned that, how­ever niche, there will be some­body who can pro­vide the an­swer, or will know where it can be found.”

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