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GHOSTS OF TARGETS PAST: The Lives and Losses of a Lancaster Crew in 1944-45 [Kindle Edition]

Philip Gray , E. J. Coulter
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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"'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"

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1394 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Grub Street Publishing (5 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B1GSJ0K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,060 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Account 12 Feb. 2009
By Lebs
I bought this book from the author when he visited Duxford War Museum in 2008. He signed it for my Dad and said that I should read it too, as it's not just a blokes book. After my Dad read, and thoroughly enjoyed, it he passed it on to me. Sure enough I've found it very well written, extremely interesting, informative and very much an account that makes you feel you're there with the crew.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME 1 Aug. 2008
Not very often that you get your hands on a book and then find yourself totally after page of enjoyable reading from a (then aged) 21 year old Lancaster pilot...The lives,losses,loves and very 'near misses'
For me,simply one of the best "Aviation Books"
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3.0 out of 5 stars a touch of realism 7 Nov. 2008
Iliked the human touch to this book
the preamble gos on a bit too much and some sections seem out of sequence but overall a terrific narritive of life and death over the flak filled skies of enemy occupied europe
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read 11 Jan. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I spoke to the author of this book, and regrettably didn't buy it off him there and then!

Amazing story, written in his own words. Really keeps you involved all the way through and some very dramatic, emotional and exciting periods within. If you like action, planes, a bit of romance and travel, this is the book for you. Very very good.

And I'm not normally a reader,
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