"'Very readable. Stories are presented lucidly and evocatively. Particularly impressive is the way Gray illustrates the emotional and mental strain of aircrew life... This book reminds us again of the terrible and terrifying duty undertaken by bomber crews.' Focus, The Journal of the MoD; 'Thanks to Gray for adding to the stock of knowledge of this heroic period in our history, and for doing it in an unusually well-written style.' Light Aviation; 'A mixture of personal anecdote and experience and the story of the war itself... A book about people and great events, ordinary people in extraordinary situations.' Dundee Courier; 'Entertaining and thought-provoking...offering a unique insight into the minds of a World War II bomber crew. A most fascinating read that should not be overlooked.' Spires magazine, Canada"
Whilst the Lancaster was acknowledged as being a fearsome bomber, the plane was also vulnerable. Philip Gray describes what it was like to be the captain of a Lancaster at the height of World War II and how he and his crew managed to survive the war.