From the very first day of the Second World War until almost the last, RAF Bomber Command waged a non-stop campaign against Nazi Germany. 55,000 airmen gave their lives on missions so dangerous that - at the height of the conflict - their life expectancy on joining an operational squadron was just 30 days. Their courage was unrivalled, their sacrifice monumental - but their raids helped to smash Nazi war production, reduce Allied casualties and to speed victory. This very special video features two of the finest film accounts ever made about RAF Bomber Command - 'Reaping the Whirlwind' and its sequel 'Enemy Coast Ahead'. They feature the men of Bomber Command telling their own extraordinary stories. Immensely moving, sometimes chilling, their accounts of war in the air are illustrated by the pick of authentic wartime film footage. Many of Bomber Command's most memorable strikes - including the Amiens prison mission, the sinking of the Tirpitz and the legendary Dam-Busters raids - are covered, along with behind the scenes life on the bomber bases and the many different aircraft types used during the war. This is the true story of RAF Bomber Command and its truly exceptional achievements. This video edition features a special introduction by Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Michael Beetham, GCB, CBE, DFC, AFC, FRAeS.