Story partly told?,
This review is from: No Moon Tonight (Witness to War) (Paperback)
This is a good book but one which ultimately left me wanting a bit more. I have read a lot on this subject and Don Charlwood has a remarkable story to tell, so the potential for something new was considerable. Unfortunately, to me the story (well written though it certainly is)feels a bit skimmed over. I think it is a literary trait for people from both war years to write in an unpretentious, literal style - something that I suspect reflects the attitudes they were forced to adopt in order to get through their ordeals - but I was hoping for a bit more insight into how it feels over the target, or what was going through his mind on the last op, especially when they touched down. This certainly isn't excluded, but given the assertions on the book's cover, I was disappointed not to get a bit closer to the emotions and thoughts of someone who experienced the unimaginable.
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Initial post: 22 Jan 2014 10:58:11 GMT
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You could try Charlwood's later book Journeys Into Night - it goes over the same ground but in more detail.
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