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4.7 out of 5 stars

on 15 January 2011
Living 20 mins away from Halfpenny Green Airport, one day I was walking over to the control tower when I noticed a bench seat. Being nosey I took a look. On it was a nameplate dedicated to Don. He trained at Bobbington. Airport's name was changed to Halfpenny Green after WW2 pilots got confused with Bovington! Google searched about Don and ordered his book No Moon Tonight. To date have bought 5 of them for friends and family. They've all found it a fantastic read.
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on 20 July 2014
I came across a reference to this book when idly reading about the remains of an airfield just south of the Humber bridge that I would often pass. It is a marvellous account of both the human story and the history of life of an airman through recruitment, training and operations. It gives a particularly good account of life (and death) in Bomber Command during the earlier years of the war, when the aircraft were woefully inadequate in performance and numbers. The increasing efficiency and size of Bomber Command through the war is well recounted. The portraits of the crew members are particularly lifelike, as are the accounts of the landscape of the North Lincolnshire wolds. A moving and fascinating account.
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on 23 November 2012
Excellently written book that gives you a glimpse of the realities facing the bomber crews' limited expectations of survival. No book can hope to pass on what it must have been like, but this leaves the reader appreciating the sacrifice made by the all volunteer crews, and notably emphasises the links of the Dominions to Great Britain.
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on 4 October 2017
Excellent read would recommend...
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on 2 May 2013
Quite good. A bit slow to start, but improved as it went along. Describes life in the RAF, and conversations amongst the crew on bombing raids, as well as mentioning some who never returned. Would probably be more suited to readers who lived through the war years, as I did.
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on 5 October 2012
This book is a classic account of one man's experience as a navigator who completed a full tour of operations with Bomber Command. It conveys the atmosphere and stresses of operations at a time when very few crews completed a full tour. A must read for any one interested in WWII aviation.
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on 9 October 2017
Insightful novel into airmen's first hand experience of night time ops over the Ruhr and raids on the Big City.
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on 9 November 2013
This book is an excellent read. Written by a survivor of the war of '39-45. this book gives a detailed explanation of what life was like for those flying across Europe on bombers, their emotions and fears
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on 2 November 2016
Poignant book
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on 1 May 2010
This book is a testament to the sacrifice made by men of different Commonwealth nations aswell as those of Great Britain.
It is essential reading for those wishing to study the history of warfare; putting it into it's proper perspective and revealing the utter madness of War.
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