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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book for a beautiful aircraft, 12 Jan 2003
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David Moran (Kirkcaldy, Fife Scotland) - See all my reviews
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Quite simply - superb. This is obviouly a labour of love for the author, his devotion for the Blenheim shows through every page. But this is not just a dry, technical chronicle of the design and construction of the Bristol Blenheim, it is also a superb history of the aircraft's development and use.
To his great credit, the author has made both the aircraft and the people who flew it living, breathing characters. You will come away from this work with a superb admiration for the young men who flew this most unfortunate of bombers through five years of World War 2. Their stories are often tragic, yet uplifting in a way, for they were surely the very epitome of bravery and commitment.
The photographs are vast in number, the text is completely rivetting. If you are an aviation fan, the message is simple. Buy this book, for it sets the standard to which all others must aspire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Work, 15 Oct 2002
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J. Grundy "Jim Grundy" (Hucknall, Nottinghamshire) - See all my reviews
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I have had a long-held passion for the Bristol Blenheim and the men who flew in them but have only now found a book to do justice to either. This work is truly a labour of love and reflects the author's own abiding passion for the Blenheim (being the owner of the only one still flying this we already knew!).
The level of detail is impressive without unbalancing the book; it remains a highly readable account throughout. Each aspect of the aircraft's service, in whichever theatre of war, is set in a clearly explained context. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book is how it highlights the number of unique achievements by Blenheims and their crews: the first airborne radar interception; the first Fighter Command strike against Nazi Germany; the first British aircraft to attack Italian and Japanese forces too...., the list goes on.
The early years of the war in the air are often neglected - with the notable exception of the Battle of Britain (and how many recognise the role Blenheims played in attacking the German invasion fleet whilst the Hurricanes and Spitfires grabbed the headlines?). This book does much to correct this skewed perception of the air war and serves to remind us all of the courage and devotion of those who had to fight in an aircraft, revolutionary when it was first conceived but increasingly obsolescent as the war dragged on.
Congratulations to all concerned.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars complete history - near as damn it, 11 Aug 2013
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With the expected first flight of the rebuilt Bristol Blenheim expected early next year this book is essential to any fan. The Blenheim was the Multi role combat of its day, Bomber , Fighter, Night Fighter, Anti Shipping Aircraft it fought in all the WW2 Theatres the RAF fought in. Flew incredible distance from the UK to the Mediterranean, India, Java & Sumatra in an aircraft that was faster than any fighter when purchased but obsolete by the outbreak of WW2, This resulted
in the need for incredible courage in the face of horrendous odds against survival.
This book is a tour-de-force by Graham Warner and a fitting tribute and memorial to the Blenheim Crews who flew in this small and vulnerable aircraft
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The story of a aircraft !, 23 Nov 2012
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Very interesting reading of the Bristol Blenheim story.The reason for bying this book is that a Blenheim was shot down in 1940 not far from my hometown and i wanted to find out more about the aircraft.The book meet my expectations and also the loss-list
includes "my" aircraft ! Thanks.

John
Norway.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars execellant, 25 Sep 2013
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this is the best book on the subject the condtion was execellant
aircraft history at its best ,pacageing very good
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 29 Jan 2009
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Wonderful book. I bought it for my father and he loved it. He especially loved being mentioned by name.
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