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In my opinion this is the greatest memoir to come out of the Second World War
on 20 October 2016
In my opinion this is the greatest memoir to come out of the Second World War. At the outbreak of War Geoffrey 'Boy' Willum was 18. He fought thought-out the battle of Britain. Protected convoys into Malta and somehow managed to survive the war. And yet he barely describes a single dogfight in this wonderful book. his is an intensely moving story brilliantly told.
It's to a few very young men, like Geoffrey Willum, that Britain and the whole of Europe owes it's freedom. Indeed there is an argument to be made that with Britain defeated Hitler would have been able to turn all his forces against an unsupported Soviet Union. Once Russia was out of the picture Germany would have been free to develop the atomic bomb and long range rockets earlier. Both of which could have threatened the USA long before they had developed the A bomb to protect themselves.