Title BOMBER CREW: TAKING ON THE REICH.
Publisher Little Brown, London, 2004.
Seller ID 20860
280 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0316727717 B&w photographs. "From the withdrawal from Dunkirk in 1940 to the Allied invasion of Germany four and a half years later, RAF Bomber Command was the only British force to s trike directly at the enemy homeland. It was a truly cosmopolitan body, including men from Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, the United States, neutral Ireland, occupied nations of Europe, India and other countries in the Briti s h E m p i r e . Behind each of these were family and friends, whose stories form an integral part of this book. Drawing on contemporary letters and diaries, later reflections and personal accounts, together with a wide range of interviews, this m ov i ng a nd h ig hl y readable book graphically examines the experiences of RAF aircrew in action. It focuses, too, on the complexities of their wartime relationships and the impact of their part in the war on the loved ones they left behind. " Min or wr ink lin g a t t op/ bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine