3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2011
This is an incredible book and tells the story of four brothers who served in the RAF, three within WW2. All three died serving their country but despite this, the youngest then joined up to fly in the post war years. Most people know about 'Saving Private Ryan'. Raw Courage is another story that deserves to be known by all, a mother who lost three of her sons fighting for freedom, two within the same year.
This is a book that has been written with compassion and really makes you understand the courage that these young men had and the incredible personal strength they showed in the face of tragedy. Brilliant, so interesting and absorbing.
A must for everyone to remind ourselves what these young men did for us and the sacrifice of one family.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2012
A story of a family caught up in World War II in which 3 brothers gave their lives for their country flying for the RAF while the youngest also joined the RAF despite losing his brothers. A very well researched book, largely based on surviving correspondence between the sons and their mother. So sad and yet so heart warming that there were men who were so brave in the face of enemy fire. I could see it being an excellent subject for a film.
on 1 March 2014
Selfless loss, I am so grateful to the author for discovering and publicisizing the letters and this incredible story. The Raw family deserve our thanks and humility. A fascinating book, so many unsung heroes - thank you for telling the world about the Raw family, a very good read . Possibly a film? Got to be Denholm Eliott for Mick Raw. Fiona