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Rather too much of a catalogue
on 29 May 2013
I love the Mosquito and have seen one close up at Hatfield in the early sixties. This book is not quite the definitive work that I was hoping for. There were rather too many repetitions and I began to wonder whether this was a compilation of other people's efforts rather than a researched volume.
Nevertheless this book does represent a comprehensive list of the operational life of the Mosquito in WW2 and beyond with some valuable insight into the character of the people who flew them. It also brought into sharp focus the extreme danger of flying in the years before D Day. it also recounted the well documented failure of the Mosquito in tropical climates which appears in one paragraph of this book to be discounted as untrue but does later admit that apparent structural failure was three times higher in the Mosquito in this theatre.