1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2013
What one as come to expect from Martin, covers periods of Bomber Command history that does not always get the coverage it should rightly have. Excellent book!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 February 2015
I am sure a very large number of people are most grateful to Martin Bowman for documenting so many of the personal events of Bomber Command operations which are so important to survivors and their descendants. In this particular book, he makes two references to my late father, Jacob (Jack) Goldstein, who was killed in action on a mission over Nurnberg on 16 March 1945 (Lancaster RF154 AS-B flying from Kirmington). Both references take material and direct text from my jointly authored book "Three Lives in Education: Reflections of an Anglo-Jewish Family" (Susy Stone, Jean Lawrence and Michael Goldstein; Clio Publishing; revised first edition 2011; ISBN 978-0-9556983-5-4), and readers may wish to read the original to gain greater insight and details (this information is not given by Martin Bowman). Perhaps I might also point out, for the record, that one of the quotations is materially incorrect; it describes the receipt of the telegram on 17 March 1945 giving notification of my father's death (actually, the fact that he was missing) as being received by Fegele (known as 'Fanny'), who was actually Jack's mother (my paternal grand-mother), whereas the telegram was sent to Jack's wife, my mother, Sarah (known as Sadie). The photograph shows my mother and father in July 1944.
But this error should not detract from the more general service which this series of WW2 books by Martin Bowman provides.