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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating history of these brave heroes of the skies
If you've ever spent any time in East Anglia, or even more Cambridgeshire / Huntingdonshire, you'll know that you can barely go five or ten miles in any direction without stumbling upon an old bomber airfield. Bomber command as a whole has been well documented over the last few years, and this book focuses on a group of aircrew who took the bravery of the Bomber Boys to a...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but ...
The book contained a thorough history of 8 Group, the Pathfinder Force.
The appendices were very useful - better than those in The Pathfinder Companion.
While the author's style is clear and approachable, the text suffered in a few places from inadequate editing for grammar. This distracted from the pleasure of reading it, interrupting the smooth flow of the...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating history of these brave heroes of the skies, 14 Nov 2012
This review is from: The RAF Pathfinders: Bomber Command's Elite Squadrons (Aviation) (Paperback)
If you've ever spent any time in East Anglia, or even more Cambridgeshire / Huntingdonshire, you'll know that you can barely go five or ten miles in any direction without stumbling upon an old bomber airfield. Bomber command as a whole has been well documented over the last few years, and this book focuses on a group of aircrew who took the bravery of the Bomber Boys to a whole new level.Its well illustrated throughout with some fascinating photos, particularly the poignant view of cars parked at Downham Market whose owners had failed to return from ops, and chronologically goes through Pathfinder operations in considerable detail from the forces formation to disbandment. Details of simply unbelievable commitment and bravery - how the hell did these guys go out and do this night after night, week after week, fully aware of the incredible risk, it simply leaves you in awe.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars about time, 12 Dec 2012
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There's been little information on this subject until bomber command was finally publicly acknowledged for the part it played in ensuring success in WW2. The risks they took and the dangers they faced deserve to be understood in the same way as those faced by all other branches of the armed forces have been for years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 27 Mar 2013
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Well written and researched about an interesting subject considering how much is written about other activities of Bomber Command. This was of particular interest to me as my Father was part of the Pathfinders stationed at Little Staughton
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read with lots of details on how this challenging role developed, 6 Feb 2014
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A great deal of information on how this system was developed and why it was needed. The great risks taken by those carrying it out were quite clear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bang on Target!, 3 Jan 2013
This review is from: The RAF Pathfinders: Bomber Command's Elite Squadrons (Aviation) (Paperback)
This book is a must-have for anyone with interest in Bomber Command Ops. Well written in a style that makes it easy to follow the timeline of the creation and operations of WW2 target marking. The narrative is not just at 'story' level but the author adds greatly to the interest by interspersing the text with useful, clear descriptions of the weird and wonderful bombing and navigation devices and techniques; each placed at the relevant point in the timeline of events. There are also stirring stories of individual aircrew heroism throughout the book. Well supported by useful appendices and a large number of excellent photos. Really good value for money.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but ..., 23 Sep 2013
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This review is from: The RAF Pathfinders: Bomber Command's Elite Squadrons (Aviation) (Paperback)
The book contained a thorough history of 8 Group, the Pathfinder Force.
The appendices were very useful - better than those in The Pathfinder Companion.
While the author's style is clear and approachable, the text suffered in a few places from inadequate editing for grammar. This distracted from the pleasure of reading it, interrupting the smooth flow of the text.
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