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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

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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

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2012

Author

Steve Darlow

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Publisher

Grub Street

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Second World War

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

ISBN

9781908117267

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