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Mossie swansong from Bowman,
This review is from: Mosquito: Menacing the Reich: Combat Action in the Twin-Engine Wooden Wonder of World War II (Hardcover)
.. at 320 densely-printed pages this is a handsome collection of accounts from Mosquito pilots & crew. However given that Bowman has written extensively on the Mosquito it is rather difficult to know which of these have appeared elsewhere. There are some new pieces, including some excellent first-person accounts although Bowman can hardly take the credit for these. A little expensive but the Amazon discount once again invites a purchase if you have any interest in the wooden wonder!
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Initial post: 2 May 2013 13:36:30 BDT
Is "Mosquito menacing the reich" a sequel to the same author's "Mosquito mayhem" ?
Or is just the addition of a handful of first-hand accounts that made the editor (author ?) change the title ?
In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 20:55:11 BDT
..to be honest I have no idea....your English is ridiculously good by the way, how come ?
In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 21:11:47 BDT
A pity you haven't laid your hands on this other book.
How can you rate my english by reading two sentences ?
In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 21:22:29 BDT
..read your reviews of course..and I speak French
In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 21:36:35 BDT
I have perused through your reviews which enabled me to discover "French eagles, Soviet heroes", thank you for that.
Just like you I have come to despise "Sniper on the eastern front" giving it the lowest mark possible.
We also seem to hold the same grudges about Osprey's publications.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 21:38:04 BDT
And how come you, Sir, speak French ?
In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 21:53:03 BDT
thanks for looking through my reviews. I lived for a while in Lyon and Salon (Provence), and nowadays I work in Calais..but I couldn't write reviews in French as well as you do in English thats for sure..
In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 22:05:57 BDT
Are you an RAF serviceman ? Je suis moi-même de l'Armée de l'air.
Lyon as in Lyon Mont-Verdun ?
Posted on 3 May 2013 20:52:12 BDT
So you do recommend this book, right ? Any other ?
I've taken a liking in the Beaufighter recently and the ground and naval attacks. The air ops in the Aegean brought back to memory its existence and impact on WW II strike attacks. Any info on Beaufighter books ?
In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2013 15:15:24 BDT
another Bowman Mosquito title " Achtung Moskito " if you really want to splash out. It costs £50 and is published by Schiffer. I'm sure that some of that book must be in this one or vice-versa - difficult to tell. No I'm not a serviceman, but a girlfriend's father worked on the base at Salon