Category Archives: Book Reviews

Books from various sources, reviewed or mentioned

Trial by Fire

The Experimental Units of the Condor Legion The Spanish Civil war broke out on July 17, 1936 and the Nationalist leader, General Francisco Franco almost immediately asked Germany for direct support in the form of transport planes to ferry “loyal” … Continue reading

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‘Coming Down in the Drink”

“Coming Down in the Drink” is the (slightly misleading) title of an Irish airman’s full-blown war-time flying record. The book covers most of his life, from the bleak days of his youth in County Kilkenny, all through the 2nd World … Continue reading

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It’s nice to be appreciated

The Historical Novel Society just published a very nice review of our joint effort “Pearl Harbor and More…”  I’m proud to be one of the contributing authors! Have a look at https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/pearl-harbor-and-more-stories-of-wwii-december-1941/ Here are the Stories: Deadly Liberty by R.V. Doon: … Continue reading

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Above the Battle – An AOP pilot’s WW2 experiences

When we think of aviation during the Second World War, we usually conjure up visions of fast fighters streaking across the sky, clouds of bombers releasing their deadly load or masses of lumbering transports dropping paratroopers. And we tend to … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain – in perspective

A rather interesting book came across my desk: I started reading rather reluctantly because, over the years, the Battle of Britain has almost been “written to death”. Many authors have glorified it; others have tried to “debunk the myths”. I … Continue reading

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