This is a great day to day complete story of the air war in Europe. A chronicle of the behind the scenes politics and maneuverings. The double strategies the Allies fought, The crews life and death struggle, that broke some, and tested all.
London and the fly boys. A good description of the British thoughts of the American fly boys, and the Americans experiences with the British people.
A great book that puts you in the ERA along with all the peoples involved. Even the enemies.
I listened night after night. Happily, it's a long book. I highly recommend "MASTERS of the AIR" to WW ll buffs or anyone who like to read books of life in the 1940's.
Market Garden was not an messy loss. The soldiers of the US fought as if it was their own hometown being fought over. After reading this book I was proud of our troops performance. At times the British held back waiting for orders when a little iniative could have made all the difference in reaching Arnham!
A interesting true story that would have made a good movie. The drama and courage, the loss of strength and will to live decide who will survive the strange sinking. The survivers who have gone to the depth of human endurance find they are only starting the ordeal.
A page turner. another example of the greatest Generation.
It's a well told story of a WWll Downing of a transport plane. It's hard for me to tell you more without spoiling the book.
I can't put my finger on any single book that it reminds me of. It's a true story that I had never heard of before. Very interesting. Unexpected WWll adventure!
The description of the area that the book takes place. All the different peoples involved.
No, I didn't laugh or cry but was surprised I hadn't heard something about the event. It was in some ways an historical event. There were some sad parts and some heroic events. The book reinforces the peoples actions and spirit of the times and more. You have to read the book to understand that sentence.
I think this book would make an excellent movie. It's not a battle, tho it takes place behind Japanese lines.I highly recommend this book. The fact that it's a true story kept me glued to the listen. I got the audio book.Do yourself a favor read or lisen to this book.
You could feel the stress.
The descriptions of conditions, and sites,smell, and mind set.
A good story teller with a 40's kind of way.
I like to strech it out over a couple days. I look forward to sitting back closing my eyes and let my ears fill my mind.
I wish there was a movie
You are there!
He is a good story teller.
A couple of chuckles, and some empty heart losses.
I wish there was a movie.
Good details well spoken. Facts meshed with other books I've read, including a raid by Japanese raiders in responce to an earlier raid by USAAF to their island. The discriptions where fasinating because they where from two different people, at different places on the same Island. Alot of the damages where discribed from different points of view but the damage and intensity were so similar you could tell it was the same raid being discribed in two seperate books. One man was on the earlier raid and realized what it must have been like on the ground in his raid. The other was surprized at the tacticts of low repeated passes at night with much better affect then the higher altitude run he had been on, even tho his raid was very sucussful it took many more bombers, and in day light, which made his raid far more dangerous by Zeros and AA fire. Tonights raid, the enemy was almost invisable because you could only see them on their pass, hear them after that. hard to fire on sounds only. The book has a lot of back round information to the historical facts as I know them. A good insiders look at the beginnings of the Pacific War.
I can't pick a scene. The book covers so many aspects of that time period. The the whole coming and going on raids was more physical action then other parts but the whole Crucible is the point. So putting in contect everything going on and how many, indivigual stories you'll nerver hear. Is always in your mind. So many many people in the entire theater makes you realize why it's the Pacific Crucible
No, I like to strech it out over a couple nights. Something to look forward to.
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