Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940-1945

Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940-1945

Patrick Bishop looks back at the lives, human realities and the extraordinary risks that the painfully young pilots took during the strategic air-offensive against Germany from 1939-1945....

Title:Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940-1945
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780007189861
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    Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940-1945 Reviews

  • Tony

    Patrick Bishop treads a fine line in this well done reassessment of Bomber Command’s (sometimes difficult to justify) role in WW2, and rightly praises the brave men whose duty it was to undertake it...

  • Campbell Mcaulay

    Spellbinding and soberingI've read many of Martin Middlebrook's accounts of the Bomber Command strategic campaign in WW2 and, if he didn't originate the style whereby historical accounts are presented...

  • Mark

    An excellent analysis, a wonderful read, and an enthralling style, that is surprising and arresting in equal measure, combining factual research with personal reminiscences and anecdotes. Take this co...

  • Harvey

    This IS an excellent and well researched work, in some ways better than Fighter Boys. Bomber Boys is in many ways a more difficult subject; the job was less 'glamorous' and less 'knightly' than that o...

  • Norman Haskett

    I found Patrick Bishop’s superbly written Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940–1945 to be a riveting and sensitive account of the brave men in Britain’s Royal Air Force Bomber Command and the risks ...

  • Rob Wilkinson

    The East of England from Yorkshire Riding south to Suffolk is sprinkled with the triangular patterned airfields from which Bomber Command operated. This is the book to read if you are curious to learn...

  • Paul Melhuish

    Excellent book, have learnt so much!...

  • Peter

    Bomber Harris I'd heard of, but I knew little, if anything about the men under his command. This book puts that straight. It is written about those who actually flew, the pilots, navigators, bomb aime...

  • Christopher

    Sometimes it is amazing to see the differences between how different people (or peoples) see the same events. Like his earlier book Fighter Boys Patrick Bishop tells Bomber Boys from a British perspec...

  • Regie

    "Bomber Boys" tells the story of RAF Bomber Command throughout the Second World War. Bishop offers a sympathetic view of the boys (and often they really were little more than that) who flew the Stirli...