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  • By Gail Bowyer
    Aug 25, 2011
    An interesting and well written Book. I found it an easy read with bits of humour sprinkled through out that appealed to me, considering the trauma of World War II that these young men found themselves so vitally involved in.
  • By ray.carran
    Oct 21, 2010
    Owen wrote this book primarily for his family and friends and it is a personal impression of life in the Royal Air Force from 1941 to 1970. It is not an account of aerial battles, of deeds of daring do, but a reflection of events and emotions typical of those experienced by most fighter pilots during World War II and the exciting years thereafter, beginning with the new age of jet aircraft, missiles and computers. I found it fascinating for its comments on his career highs and lows and for the similarities that I served under a generation later. I also enjoyed it for the insights into what went on at the ‘coal face’ at the start of and during the Cold War—a period where the majority of New Zealanders lived in sublime ignorance of the precarious situation that existed in the Northern Hemisphere. I thoroughly recommend it as a serious read and advise would be readers that the shortcomings in proofing are acknowledged by Owen.
  • By bigredsaint.1965
    Oct 21, 2010
    This is a must read for anyone who likes their military history. I read this book and was pleasantly surprised to find it was not like your normal fighter pilot type stories of air battles and daring deeds. It is a very interesting insight into a mans life within the RAF, warts an all. Full of humorous anecdotes and interesting and surprising stories/facts about the difference between fighter command from the War days and the changes in personnel and structure of the post war period. Very intelligently written with feeling, this book will keep you hooked until the last page. I have read hoards of books of military memoirs but nothing like this. as I said 'A must read'
  • By Deborah Elliott
    Oct 10, 2010
    This book is written with the authority, humour and knowledge that can only be gained by someone who went through that period in our history. An excellent read and highly recommended.
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Product Details

First Edition
March 26, 2010
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.12 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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