Luck and a Lancaster: Chance and Survival in World War II

Luck and a Lancaster: Chance and Survival in World War II

Harry Yates


This booklet takes you, raid by way of raid, during the author's journey of operational accountability over the past 5 months of 1944. it's a bomber pilot's tale, however it can be concerning the grinding operational strain, the brotherhood of the workforce and fears of damage and loss of life. it truly is a couple of squadron of Bomber Command that bore a barely-equalled burden in operational attempt and losses. it's approximately younger airmen the writer knew, who lived and too usually died amid the turmoil in enemy skies. it isn't strange nowadays to discover authors getting their first booklet into print within the 'wrong half their seventies', yet a ways much less universal to discover someone wartime studies publication justifying a moment variation slightly years after its unique ebook. . .Thoughtfully and attractively written, this well-produced softback is a superb learn at a cheap expense. - RAF ancient SOCIETY a great account, once more one marvels on the braveness of Bomber Command aircrew within the face of appalling odds. - AIR PICTORIAL Harry Yates' booklet is compelling studying. it truly is good illustrated ... and a beneficial addition to the enthusiast's bookshelf. - IX SQUADRON organization the writer is an clever and delicate guy and his publication displays those characteristics. distinct debts of his stories are set out, together with a number of fantastic incidents. There are a few stable modern images that upload to his keep in mind of determined days while, although members may conspire to conceal it, the ongoing emotion for all aircrew individuals should have been dread. . .He grieves for his many comrades. . .and so will you when you learn his booklet. - PILOT

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