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5.0 out of 5 stars Surviving the Madness of War
A remarkable first-hand account of flying for the RAF during WW2. In typically underpowered and out-gunned aircraft, Edwards lets us join his crew of 20 year olds as they try to survive another day of dangerous aircraft, mad plans and formidable enemy fire. But Edwards goes beyond the glamour and thrills of wartime. By sharing his personal struggle with the terror of war...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book with pictures that are too small
This pilot's story seems truthful, humorous and reflective. He served in two perilous theatres and it took a severe toll on him. He tells his story in an engaging way so it is quite a page turner. It would be of interest to those who want to understand the realities of life in the RAF in World War 2.
The Kindle edition edition only deserves three stars as the...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surviving the Madness of War, 16 Jun. 2014
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A remarkable first-hand account of flying for the RAF during WW2. In typically underpowered and out-gunned aircraft, Edwards lets us join his crew of 20 year olds as they try to survive another day of dangerous aircraft, mad plans and formidable enemy fire. But Edwards goes beyond the glamour and thrills of wartime. By sharing his personal struggle with the terror of war - the inevitability that sooner or later you too will die - this book reaches parts most war memoirs fail to enter.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book with pictures that are too small, 25 Oct. 2014
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This pilot's story seems truthful, humorous and reflective. He served in two perilous theatres and it took a severe toll on him. He tells his story in an engaging way so it is quite a page turner. It would be of interest to those who want to understand the realities of life in the RAF in World War 2.
The Kindle edition edition only deserves three stars as the pictures are only postage stamp size. Amazon really makes a mess of the pictures in the books it supplies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars but they should have made sure these men and women were treated better, the book makes out a case that we ..., 5 Dec. 2014
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Not a dramatic book, however it made one appreciate the men in the flying machines, they were the true heroes, not the politicians or so called leaders, though there has to be someone in charge, but they should have made sure these men and women were treated better, the book makes out a case that we did not treat our forces with the care and humanity they deserved. It was perhaps an inspiring read, but again thank you and sadness for those who did not come back
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coastal who?, 2 Nov. 2014
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Not the 'gung-ho' tale of daring do we are used to reading. This is the story of someone getting on with the job in hand, through thick and thin, the work-a-day business of surviving, sometimes against the odds, in war time.

Starting with the often ignored Coastal Command during the the Norwegian campaign to the deprivations of operating in Burma it is an engaging roller-coaster ride of an ordinary man in extraordinary times.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nevertheless it is a worthy documentation acknowledging the writers wonderful memory for, 25 July 2014
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An interesting account of 'Gron' Edwards valuable wartime experiences, but as they mainly comprise operations of a less familiar role to those undertaken in the European bombing theatre the book appears to lack the same degree of excitement. Nevertheless it is a worthy documentation acknowledging the writers wonderful memory for detail
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not so Dopey, 21 Sept. 2014
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This is the 'Dopey' Edwards who wrote about his wartime flying experiences in Aeroplane Monthly many years ago. I bought this on the strength of my memory of those articles and was not disappointed.

Honest and at times very moving, often very funny, I read it in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent account of one of the less glamorous theatres of ..., 3 Jan. 2015
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Excellent account of one of the less glamorous theatres of WW11. Written in a humorous style Gron Edwards is quite happy to
laugh at himself, and also to deflate some of the pomposity of pre-war service life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting read about a little known part of ..., 20 Sept. 2014
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A very interesting read about a little known part of the second world war. My father was ground crew in a squadron that flew on the raids to Norway so I felt some sort of connection with this account..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and interesting story about a less glam ..., 1 Nov. 2014
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Started off five star ended up three star. Overall four star. Easy to read and interesting story about a less glam side of flying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story of flying over the North Sea and Burma, 22 Dec. 2014
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Excellent story of flying over the North Sea and Burma, amusing, but still gives insight into the pressures of war time flying.
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Flying to Norway, Grounded in Burma: A Hudson Pilot in World War II
Flying to Norway, Grounded in Burma: A Hudson Pilot in World War II by Goronwy 'Gron' Edwards (Hardcover - 19 Nov. 2008)
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