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4.6 out of 5 stars
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on 16 April 2015
A very well written and interesting book. It follows the career of the WW2 night fighter ace and his AG/Nav dureing the early days of night fighter installation of the tactics then use of radar.
There are no heroics or boys own descriptions of the fighting but descriptive accounts of their actions and it makes for very interesting reading. The myth that carrots make you able to see in the dark was the reason given to cover up their success useing radar in the papers at the time.
If you are interested in WW2 ariel history and want a book which fully covers this from the night fighter angle then this is a great book
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on 29 June 2015
This book came as said in good condition at a fair price,i am half way through reading this book, the account giving is still relevant to this day. These Men and Women had a strong sense of belief in seeing Nazi Mastership having no place in this World, and the account giving is written in a matter of fact way, War is cold and deadly and there sense of humour is not to be messed with,. Like all books I have read from people who fought and lived in The 1st and 2nd World War age, they pass on a message to another generation.
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on 18 June 2003
I was delighted to see that this book is still available. I thought my old hardback might be one of only a few surviving copies. Jimmy Rawnsley tells a fascinating tale spanning the whole of the Second World War, with something for everyone. This is real-life heroism of the kind that people who grew up on 'Biggles' will enjoy... but there's also some technical insights for aircraft enthusiasts and those interested in early radar, and the whole is presented with enough humour to keep it entirely readable.
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on 18 October 2014
Absolutely superb account from one of the pioneers of RAF aerial night fighting. The boys in the back, of which 'Jimmy' Rawnsley was one, made it possible for the pilots of the night fighters to intercept successfully in the dark. All great, brave men. Highly recommended!
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on 18 July 2017
Really interesting read, with some good technical detail. Thoroughly recommend.
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on 31 July 2017
I must have read this book four or five times since I was a youngster. An excellent account and a marvelous read. If you have any interest in military history and more notably in airborne operations then track yourself down a copy of this book.Recommended.
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on 29 March 2017
Read this years ago. It's just as good as I remember it.
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on 22 April 2014
A brilliant, heart-felt, atmospheric book. Very detailed and gives the reader the background and the 'everyday' aspects of the night-fighter's war as well as the action.

Honest read and I really recommend this.
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on 6 December 2013
Great book about a successful nightfighter gunner / radar operator, and the trials and tribulations at the start of airborne radar-based warfare. Highly recommended for anyone interested in WW2 technology and operations.
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on 9 February 2016
Great service and the book condition was as described. I read this many, many years ago and on re-acquaintance it provided once again a great insight into the heroic efforts of the night fighters.
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