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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Read, 28 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Avro Lancaster: Britain's Greatest Wartime Bomber (Hardcover)
One of the most comprehensive accounts of the Lancaster to date.
Some excellent photographs, where they all are now and how they got there
I have read many books on the Lancaster and this is one of the best
Thoroughly Recommended
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lancaster - British design and engineering legend, 21 May 2010
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This review is from: Avro Lancaster: Britain's Greatest Wartime Bomber (Hardcover)
Like so many others, I waited last weekend for the Lancaster flypast over Trafford Park. Sadly the magnificent machine was grounded by Icelandic dust and Ringway closed. Waiting in Britain's one time engineering heartland I was able to gain a sense of the brilliance, the determination and hard work that had brought the greatest of bombers into being. In any event this book more than made up for any disappointment at not hearing those merlin engines overhead. After only a few gripping pages I could easily place myself in that rear turret, removing the perspex for better vision or position myself over that bombsight as the flares lit up the target. This is a highly readable account of how this magnificent aircraft was created and honed into a vital instrument of war. The information and detail it contains is nicely balanced by a succinct and efficient writing style that at all times describes accurately yet never seeks to moralise. This was the requirement, these were the resources, this was the expertise that was available, this was the feeling behind a war winning strategy of that time, these were the measures and countermeasures that were employed and most vitally these were the brave young men from Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many others who put their own safety to one side to perform their duty and take the war to the heart of the Nazi regime. It beautifully illustrates not only Britain's engineering excellence but also its response to prevent a perverted regime's bid for global domination. Without doubt one of our finest hours.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Avro Lancaster. Britest Greatest Wartime Bomber, 28 Feb. 2015
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M. Watkins "cbxmel" (North Wales.UK) - See all my reviews
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An excellent book on this well covered subject. Whilst text has followed what has been said in othe books on the Lancaster many of the images are new to me. The smattering of colour images is very welcome. Worth having if you are a fan or student of the Lancaster. Shop around though some are asking far too much.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rear Gunners verdict, 2 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Avro Lancaster: Britain's Greatest Wartime Bomber (Hardcover)
This was a gift for my Dad, Rear Gunner 1943-45 who said "Very good book, tecnically correct"
He still remembers everthing about his days as a Rear Gunner which has had a huge impact on his life
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