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This review is from: Reaching for the Stars: A New History of Bomber Command in World War II (Paperback)
To attempt a new approach to the Bomber Command saga after the publication of some 600 previous chronicles must have appeared somewhat daunting. Mark Connelly has however produced a clear, concise and impartial history of Bomber Command without the bias he alludes to and may have felt at the onset of the book.
He has shown a remarkable insight into wartime Britain, its attitudes from despair to desire for requital, which provided the stimulus necessary for Bomber Command to operate and continue to carry on in spite of appalling casualties.
I suspect that Connelly carries a grudging admiration for those crews who have been denied a share of honour and recognition, while rebuking those who have attempted to absolve themselves from any involvment.It is perhaps a reproach to those so-called 'historians' who would mar their epitaphs from the safety of armchairs thereby denying the acts of relentess courage and heroism performed before they were born , something beyond their comprehension.
A worthy addition to any Bomber Command library