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Legend of the Lancasters: The Bomber War from England 1942-45 Kindle Edition
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Certainly, the earlier book has been quarried for some accounts in this one which also uses many of the same chapter headings. But this is actually quite a different book ( which I'd guess may use research which wasn't used before, or has been carried out subsequently ).
It's largely constructed around first-hand accounts which, as always with Bomber Command veterans reminiscenses, are superb to read. It's also good to read the accounts of opposing Luftwaffe crews ( thanks to Theo Boiten's research which is credited in the acknowledgements ). There's also a very good selection of photos - some are admittedly very familiar, but there are many I'd never seen before. Yet again, I found one or two little errors/typos - don't publishers have proof-readers any more ? There's no bibliography, but there are useful notes at the end of each chapter. One major niggle from me - did we really need the Dam busters story to be re-told again ?
However,this is a large and very nicely-produced book ; in that respect probably the nicest since Francis Mason's old 'Avro Lancaster'.
Rather expensive at full price, but very browsable and - dare I say it? - it'd make a great Christmas gift. Overall - I'm glad I bought it !
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