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A good book, in spite of what others may say.19 Jun. 2006
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I just finished this book, having borrowed it from my school library. I was pretty well annoyed at the resonses of some of the other, short-sighted reviews to be found here and felt compelled to tell you the truth. In short, this is a very good, honest book detailing the experiences of "another face in the croud", if you will. Bloemertz was a German fighter pilot who risked his life on a daily basis flying for what he believed in... the protection of his homeland. He was not an idealist by any means. He only did his best to try and stem the tide of bombers raining death and ruin upon his country. No, this book isn't the best written piece of literature... rather it reads like a diary. The words are true, heartfelt, and honest. Although some of the previous reviewers seem to expect every author to be Tolkien or Hemmingway, this book is very well written considering the fact that Bloemertz was an ordinary man trapped in extraordinary circumstances. I hope that you'll read it, lest the truth of human suffering be forgotten.