Win a Family Weekend Break with Lovereading and VisitWiltshire - click here for details...

twitter make the most of Lovereading likeyoulove
Search our site
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

Lancaster Down The Extraordinary Tale of Seven Young Bomber Aircrew at War by Steve Darlow
  

Lancaster Down The Extraordinary Tale of Seven Young Bomber Aircrew at War

Synopsis

Lancaster Down The Extraordinary Tale of Seven Young Bomber Aircrew at War by Steve Darlow

During WWII, on one raid alone, Nuremburg March 1944, more Bomber Command airmen lost their lives than were lost in the Battle of Britain. These were ordinary men who became part of extraordinary events. One such was Arthur Darlow, the author's grandfather. A pilot of a Lancaster crew in 405 RCAF crew, they were one of the legions of men who took the offensive against the enemy for most of the war. Their story, vivdly recreated here, is special. The crew's tour starts with Bomber Command's Main Offensive in late 1943. German night fighters and flak regiments defend their homeland with grim determination and losses are high. But our crew survive. Thousands do not. Darlow's crew continue, through D-Day and the invasion of Western Europe. One day though, they are shot down over Belgium, to become, in turn, prisoner, evader, casualty. Collectively they experience it all. Not romanticised but written with feeling and respect, this book should be read by all age groups.

Reviews

'The author...tells the story with an eye for detail which vividy portrays the daily and nightly terrors faced by bomber crews.'
Western Morning News

'Superbly detailed.'
Flypast

'An encounter with reality, of fear and frustration, victory and delight. A worthy successor to the film Memphis Belle.'
Oxford Times

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2012

Author

Steve Darlow

More books by Steve Darlow
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Grub Street

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Second World War

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
Air forces & warfare

ISBN

9781908117267

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools