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Damned Good Show

Derek Robinson

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Second World War fiction, Historical fiction

Bomber crews brave German flak and fighter planes as the fightback begins.

They joined an R.A.F. known as 'the best flying club in the world', but when war pitches the young pilots of 409 Squadron into battle over Germany, their training, tactics and equipment are soon found wanting, their twin-engined bombers obsolete from the off. Chances of completing a 30-operation tour? One in three. At best.

Robinson's crooked salute to the dogged heroes of the R.A.F.'s early bombing campaign is a wickedly humourous portrait of men doing their duty in flying death traps, fully aware, in those dark days of war, there was nothing else to do but dig in and hang on.

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Derek Robinson

Derek Robinson s acclaimed First World War trilogy and Piece of Cake have established him as the world s best aviation writer and one of the top authors of war fiction.

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