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3.0 out of 5 stars Not in the same league.............., 7 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Lancaster (Paperback)
Lars Lundstedt's review is right on the money. Having read McKinstry's "Spitfire" I got my daughter to get me this for Christmas. You get a lot of book for your money, and the writing isn't bad, but a book about the Lancaster, written in the same way as the Spitfire it ISN'T. It does bring to the fore the whole argument about area bombing (not specific to the Lancaster). It does deal with the Dams raid (but there are better texts). It does deal with the Lancaster's structure (but not in any detail) and so the list goes on. McKinstry would have done better to come clean and title it something like "The Development of British Bombing Policy in the Second World War". Not having read Mckinstry's biographies, I expect that his format is the same. With "Spitfire" he was able to turn those skills to write the biography of the Spitfire, with "Lancaster" he missed the target and went for area saturation. Notice how the "sales blurb" reviews are mainly from obscure publications? - I wonder why?
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