I really, really enjoyed this book. It's well written and makes you feel like you're in the story. It also gives you a real feel of the atmosphere in the plane and the sense of Comradeship that the aircrews felt, without dwelling on sentimentality. I found it very funny in places, which surprised me as it didn't look like the kind of book that would have anything remotely amusing in it. I haven't read any other war time memoirs, although after reading this it won't be long before I read more, so I don't really have anything to compare it too. One thing I can say is, read this INSTEAD of watching the film as its much better, more atmospheric,and un-cleched.