Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945

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9780007189861: Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945
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‘Deeply humane, lucidly written and powerful…Bishop, a war correspondent, has a keen eye for the stresses and strains of the job these boys did…All this bravery, and the way of life that supported it, are faithfully recorded in Bishop’s refreshingly unpretentious account.’ Michael Burleigh, Sunday Times

‘This is the best kind of military history – the kind in which the author never loses sight of the impact of war on its victims, German as well as British, and those who were left behind. “Bomber Boys” will remind the survivors that they and their lost comrades are not forgotten. And it reminds the rest of us what their war was all about.’ Daniel Johnson, Evening Standard

‘This is a terrific book, so riveting, exciting and moving that it must help bring back the Bomber Boys to their rightful place of honour. A true war memorial.’ Montagu Curzon, Spectator

‘A compelling account of life in RAF Bomber Command…[Bishop] covers every aspect of their lives…as he tells their stories, he keeps hold of the strategy that led these men to be flying in the first place.’ Telegraph

‘Wonderfully sensitive and sympathetic…Bishop has produced a superb human portrait of the men who did so many remarkable things over Germany…this book is a fitting memorial to their sacrifice, and an admirably judicious verdict on the successes and failures of the bomber offensive.’ Daily Mail

‘Bishop narrates with the combination of cool curiosity and warm engagement common to the best foreign correspondents (a category to which, of course, he belongs)…Above all, he reveals how humanity stubbornly survives even within inhumanity…May Patrick Bishop’s moving, sensitively written book gain many readers.’ Frederick Taylor, Literary Review

‘Within a clear history and analysis of the big picture is a testimony to the dangers, sacrifices and heroics of the Bomber Boys.’ Daily Mail

‘This book is…a tribute to the courage of the “Bomber Boys” themselves. It is not only persuasively argued but also thrilling and in places profoundly moving.’ Daily Express

‘I closed the book feeling a great flood of pity for both the bombed and the bombers. There is no contradiction: both were the sacrificial victims of war…as in all good books, it is the details that stick in the mind.’ Mail on Sunday

‘Brings vividly to life the experiences of the nearly half million people who served in Bomber Command…makes superb use of interviews with veterans, but also covers the strategic and moral issues with admirable objectivity and clarity.’ The Times

‘Bishop builds up an intimate day-to-day portrait of life in Bomber Command, through an extensive series of interviews…superbly written and authoritative…the members of Bomber Command now have a fitting commenmoration of their heroic deeds.’ The Observer

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Praise for 'Bomber Boys': 'This is the best kind of military history -- the kind in which the author never loses sight of the impact of war on its victims, German as well as British, and those who were left behind. "Bomber Boys" will remind the survivors that they and their lost comrades are not forgotten. And it reminds the rest of us what their war was all about.' Daniel Johnson, Evening Standard 'Bishop narrates with the combination of cool curiosity and warm engagement common to the best foreign correspondents (a category to which, of course, he belongs).! Above all, he reveals how humanity stubbornly survives even within inhumanity.! May Patrick Bishop's moving, sensitively written book gain many readers.' Frederick Taylor, Literary Review Praise for 'Fighter Boys': 'As a vivid chronicle of who the Battle of Britain pilots were, what motivated them, and why they were ultimately successful, "Fighter Boys" is unsurpassed.' Daily Telegraph More Praise for 'Fighter Boys' 'I know of no more thoughtful nor yet more moving study of their achievement'. Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph 'A superb account of the spirit and character of Fighter Command.' Independent 'A living, breathing monument to the fighter boys.' Mail on Sunday 'No one reading this book can possibly doubt the heroism of those involved!there can't be a finer history.' New Statesman 'Powerful yet restrained, at times almost unbearably touching.' Evening Standard

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