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Ops: Victory At All Costs: Operations over Hitlers Reich with the crews of Bomber Command 19391945 Hardcover – 2 Apr 2012

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  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Tattered Flag; First edition (2 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955597765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955597763
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 15.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew Simpson trained as an architect and has an Honours Degree in History. He served in the Parachute Regiment in the late 1970s where he 'learnt to run', while his great grandfather on his mother's side was the oldest serving Royal Navy officer during the First World War and was awarded the OBE. A Friend of the RAF Association, he has been interested in aviation and the Second World War since an early age. His fascination with T.E. Lawrence led to his first book, Another Life: Lawrence after Arabia (2008), which formed a full length examination of Lawrence's life after the First World War and his time in the RAF. As a second book, Andrew set out to record his late father's experiences as an Australian Lancaster pilot in World War Two. As part of his research, he contacted over 300 veterans of Bomber Command and interviewed some 20 or so personally to find out more about their experiences. The sum of this, together with archive research, became 'Ops': Victory at All Costs, an examination of the bomber war and all that it was like to fly on operations.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pikeperch on 14 April 2013
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Ordered this as part of a revived interest in the air wars of WWII and was curious to see what a recent author had unearthed.

I found it full of fascinating detail and accounts. The author's research into his own father's service in Bomber Command provides the backbone to the account but it is fleshed out with numerous first-hand accounts by other aircrew and staff. There are also a decent number of photos which don't really get a mention in the specification of the book. I can't comment on the complete accuracy of the facts as I'm not an expert on the subject but I'm assuming that the important stuff - the transcripts of the servicemen's accounts - are faithful and it is these that provide the real meat of the volume. It is a worthwhile read but I do have a few caveats.

It is a dense book and, I suppose in order to get it into an economical number of pages and to keep it to a size that can be reasonably handled, it has been set in quite small type. You need good eyesight or specs to read it easily. Lengthy quotations are set in italics and these are even less easy to read.

Personally I think it needed tighter editing. Many chapters end with, for me, a redundant conclusion section which effectively repeats what one has just read. Information is occasionally repeated through the account, as if it was written in discrete sections. Axing the conclusions and whittling down the text would have helped reduce the book length and maybe even make it possible to increase the size of the font.

However, the book is a fine achievement and my minor caveats shouldn't deter anyone from getting it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DickB on 15 Mar. 2013
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Somewhat heavy going, and contains some innaccuracies. Most interesting are the sections on training and squadron life. - - -
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By S M DIX on 30 Oct. 2013
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Excellent in depth look at all aspects of life and death in a World War Two bomber command crew mans life, and the pressures they lived under during Ops, or in POW camp, and how they adjusted post war...
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Studier on 17 Sept. 2012
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I was astounded at the shear amount of research that must have gone into this wonderful tome.This really is the last word on the WW2 bombing war.Also written in a very readable way by a man. who obviously has this subject very close to his heart.I enjoyed and was educated by it.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Verrissa on 3 Sept. 2012
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This is an excellently produced book giving an in depth account of the hidden histories of the heroic airmen who were on the front line in the WW2 air war.Also a supremely absorbing read.
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