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My Enemy Came Nigh [Kindle Edition]

Richard Townsend Bickers
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Flight-Lieutenant Middleton was veteran of the Royal Air Force.

But in Italy in 1944 he is about to face the stiffest test of a long and brutal war.

The rocket­-armed Beaufighters are using their Italian bases to launch ferocious attacks against German shipping and ports in the islands of the Jugoslav archipelago.

The Germans are determined to send reinforcements and supplies to their armies in Italy. The RAF are just as determined to sink them.

The fighting has reached desperate intensity.

And Middleton and has small band of airmen are engaged in a desperate battle for survival - and victory at any cost.

Hurtling low over the water with little chance of survival if hit, the airmen face heavy fire from German shore batteries, flak ships and E-boats.

But even the bitterest warfare is not all hatred and carnage.

The conflict of characters; the dashing schemes of ambitious but sometimes incompetent commanders on both sides; the distractions caused by the availability of sultry, passionate women ashore and on the islands; the impetuosity of love­-starved fighting men; the bungling of over-eager partisans: all these create a vivid story rich in drama and black comedy.

'My Enemy Came Nigh' is a full-throttle WWII adventures story, rich in authentic period detail.

It is perfect for fans of Alistair MacLean and Jack Higgins.

'A thrilling page turner.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'Trade Off'.

Richard Townsend Bickers volunteered for the RAF on the outbreak of the second world war and served, with a Permanent Commission, for eighteen years. He wrote a range of military fiction and non-fiction books, including a biography of his friend "Ginger" Lacey, the top-scoring pilot in the Battle of Britain.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1811 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (29 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LE1B2NI
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars My Enemy Came Nigh 7 July 2014
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Format:Kindle Edition
Old-fashioned but enjoyable WW2 novel.
An old-fashioned WW2 thriller (and I mean that as a compliment). Bickers knows his egg in terms of plot/pace and the characters and science involved in flying. There's a sense that you may have read the book before, or seen the film, but don't let that put you off. My Enemy Came Nigh is enjoyable and, at times, informative about history and the RAF.
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1.0 out of 5 stars really disappointing 3 Sept. 2014
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This was patently ridiculous, both in plot and writing style, made all the more irritating by the multitude of typographical errors. Might have been written for a very young readership apart from the sex references. A manipulative pot boiler with little to redeem it.
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