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Fighters Up [Kindle Edition]

Richard Townsend Bickers
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The year is 1940.

Pilot Officer Howard has been flying Hurricanes as war draws closer.

Now, with the conflict underway, he is looking forward with confidence to taking on the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt 109s heading for Britain's shores.

But his Wing Commander has taken against him and in an act of petty retribution sends him to defend Norway in an campaign where RAF casualties are high.

Howard survives but in Wing Commander Northam he has a bitter enemy.

First as his Wing Leader after the Battle of Britain, and ultimately, and then as a group captain, once again his station commander, Northam seemed intent on proving him unsuited for leadership.

And when Howard, as a newly promoted flight commander, and with 12 kills to his credit, comes back into Northam's baleful clutches in 1942, matters reach a crisis which will make or break his career…

‘Fighters Up’ is a full-throttle WWII fighter pilot adventure 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 ‘Torpedo Attack’, ‘My Enemy Came Nigh’, ‘Bombing Run’ and ‘Summer of No Surrender’.

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

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2469 KB
  • Print Length: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (19 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J4ZF868
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,073 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 July 2014
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very good story line,hard to put down.amazing book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Plot a bit lacking 17 Jun 2014
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A good WW2 fighter story told from both sides, but the characters are a bit predictable and the plot rather fizzles out in a predictable fashion. The flying scenes are good
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read 14 Jun 2014
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An interesting insight from both German and allied pilots life. The author does a fine job describing the dedication and emotional realise needed to be truly great fighter pilot.
Found it hard to put down, really wanted to know who won.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a book to enjoy 13 Jun 2014
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I don't profess to Being a good book reviewer, all I can say is that I enjoyed reading this one, just try it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple WW2 fighter action 27 May 2014
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This is a Second World War action thriller, setting fighter pilots against both their German enemies and themselves. The dialogue is a little clunky, the characterisation isn’t particularly subtle, and there’s no real surprises in the plot, but otherwise this is an easy, enjoyable read. If you’re expecting Patrick Bishop, this isn’t for you. If you want Bernard Cornwell as a fighter pilot, this is for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Feels a bit dated 16 May 2014
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Set in 1942 when the role of the RAF's fighters is changing from defence to offence, Fighters Up is a little bit predictable, you're never really in any doubt about how it's going to end.

Some of the language is starting to feel a bit dated too. Despite these snags it's an entertaining, quick read.
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