If you've never watched this documentary on TV (which was my case) and if you're expecting something about ALL 'Bomber Boys', (my case again - well, after all, this is the title!) my advice is: don't buy it!
As usual with many documentaries about Bomber Command in WW2, all you see is rather well-known WW2 footage (some of it in colour) of the Avro Lancaster and (excellent) views of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's only surviving 'Lanc' in flying condition in the UK. And need I say that the 'Dambusters' also get good coverage?
But not a single word is said about the countless Hampdens, Whitleys, Stirlings, Mosquitoes or Halifaxes in which so many 'Bomber Boys' went to war - and I've probably forgotten one or two other aircraft. My father was one of them, which is why I was so much looking forward to receiving and watching the documentary.
I haven't mentioned the Wellington because you do see one - but only for a few seconds! Oh! yes, and the name 'Halifax' is indeed uttered in this documentary, but only once, when a surviving Luftwaffe nightfighter pilot mentions he downed one, and in fact this passage is barely audible!
So if you wish to acquire more footage of the BBMF Lanc, go ahead; likewise the interviews with veterans are very interesting or moving.
But it was a big disappointment to see that even a BBC film could be so historically inaccurate and its proper title should have been 'LANCASTER Boys'.
Let's hope the soon-to-be-inaugurated Bomber Command Memorial in London does ALL 'Bomber Boys' justice!