Flight Lieutenant R.F. Delderfield was a RAF public relations officer in 1944 when he was ordered to the continent to cover the capture of Le Havre. Arriving about a week after the city was liberated, Delderfield spent two days examining the town and interviewing soldiers and civlians about their impressions of the RAF bombing of the city. The report is noteworthy for the attention it pays to the impact of the bombing of the local population. The RAF subsequently modified its plans for the bombing of Boulogne so that only defensive works around the perimeter of the city were attacked and a Royal Air Force officer was in direct communication with the aircraft during the attacks the ensure that accuracy was maintained.
"Confidential Report on the Recent Bombing of Le Havre,"
Canadian Military History: Vol. 20
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/vol20/iss4/7