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Journey's End: Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond (Bomber War Trilogy 3)
Journey's End: Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond (Bomber War Trilogy 3)
by Kevin Wilson
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Journey's End: Bomber Command's Battle From Arnhem To Dresden, 22 May 2011
This final part of Kevin's Wilson's trilogy focuses on the final phases of the war is written with the same degree of meticulous research as Parts 1 and 2. The narrative moves effortlessly between historical fact, statistical data, anecdotal eyewitness accounts and reflection. The descriptions by surviving aircrew of their experiences on sorties over occupied Europe are edge-of-seat material totally devoid of sensationalism and . The drama is there for the telling and the pace of the narrative is electrifying. The many accounts by airmen of what it was like to risk their lives night after night, the descriptions of acts of heroism and self-sacrifice and the toll on the lives of friends and families bring tears to my eyes but, even in war, there are more light-hearted moments too and these serve as moments of relief in what is at times harrowing reading. The book deals with some serious issues, in particular, the controversial raid on Dresden and its strategic relevance in the last months of the war and I have not read anywhere a fairer, more measured, objective or balanced discussion of this event than is presented here. The final pages of this volume evaluate the immense contribution made by aircrew to the final victory and the author makes a passionate plea for the nation to do what, even 60 years after the end of the war, it has still failed to do and recognise formally the supreme sacrifice made by the 55,000 or so men in defence of the liberty and sovereignty of these islands. A national monument seems the very least we should insist on. Finally, the cultural and social sea-changes ushered in in post-1945 Britain are considered in the light of the foregoing conflict, changes that make this period as significant historically for society as those brought about by World War I. This volume ( and the 2 volumes that precede it ) is a wonderful and compelling read.


Bomber Boys: The RAF Offensive of 1943: The Ruhr, the Dambusters and Bloody Berlin (Bomber War Trilogy 1)
Bomber Boys: The RAF Offensive of 1943: The Ruhr, the Dambusters and Bloody Berlin (Bomber War Trilogy 1)
by Kevin Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bomber Boys - Kevin Wilson, 26 Mar 2009
A wonderful book, moving, exciting, informative and superbly researched by the author. An absolute must for anyone interested in the history of World War 2 and of the role of the RAF's Bomber Command in securing the allied victory. The writer is currently working on a book with related subject matter,


The Aesthetics of Music
The Aesthetics of Music
by Roger Scruton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 22.10

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Aesthtics of Music - Roger Scruton, 26 Mar 2009
Hard to get hold of this book in many retail outlets. Subject matter heavy going (but I expected this). Only for those seriously interested in music and/or for those with a philosophical turn of mind. Superbly written.


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