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e-Book Tail-End Charlies: The Last Battles of the Bomber War, 1944--45 download

by John Nichol

ISBN: 0312349874
ISBN13: 978-0312349875
Language: English
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1st edition (May 16, 2006)
Pages: 432
Category: Military
Subategory: History

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Rating: 4.8
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John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991.

John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991. He was captured and became a prisoner of war. He is the bestselling co-author of Tornado Down and The Last Escape and the author of five novels. Tony Rennell is the co-author of The Last Escape and many other books.

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This fascinating book is as valuable for its stories of joyous life on the . And being at the tail end of the bomber stream, the German gunners by then had the exact range

This fascinating book is as valuable for its stories of joyous life on the ground as it is for its sobering tales of death in the air. You see the whole picture of the war here from the eyes of the strong young men who fought i. --Walter J. Boyne, be. Tail-End Charlies 1 IN THE FIRING LINE "The coldest, loneliest, most dangerous job of al. - -richard holmes, military historian. And being at the tail end of the bomber stream, the German gunners by then had the exact range. Bursts of flak were exploding right below and around our ship, bouncing it up and down and sending jagged pieces of shrapnel through the fuselage.

John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during . This probably the best book about the bomber air war in Europe that I have ever read

John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991. This probably the best book about the bomber air war in Europe that I have ever read. Every story told by those who participated in this endevor is captivating and thought provoking. While one would not believe that humor could come out of a horrible and fearful endevor.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. The airmen of the United States 8th Army Air ForceAmerican and British Bomber Command were among the greatest heroes of the Second World War, defying Hitler in the darkest early days of the war and taking the battle to the German homeland when no one else would. Toward the end of the conflict, too, they continued to sacrifice their lives to shatter an enemy sworn never to surrender.

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Following their groundbreaking revelations about the ordeals suffered by Allied prisoners of war in their bestselling book, The Last Escape, John Nichol and Tony Rennell tell the astonishing and deeply moving story of the controversial last battles in the skies of Germany through the eyes of th. .

Following their groundbreaking revelations about the ordeals suffered by Allied prisoners of war in their bestselling book, The Last Escape, John Nichol and Tony Rennell tell the astonishing and deeply moving story of the controversial last battles in the skies of Germany through the eyes of the forgotten heroes who fought them.

The book Tail-End Charlies takes an extraordinary look into the last half of the bomber wa. Both authors bring unique talents to their task

John Nichol, an RAF flight lieutenant who became a prisoner of war after his Tornado was shot down during the first Gulf War, wrote several books, including Tornado Down and The Last Escape, upon returning from Iraq. He has also written five novels.

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Night after night they stifled their fears and flew through flak and packs of enemy fighters to drop the bombs that would demolish the Third Reich. The airmen of the United States 8th Army Air ForceAmerican and British Bomber Command were among the greatest heroes of the Second World War, defying Hitler in the darkest early days of the war and taking the battle to the German homeland when no one else would.Toward the end of the conflict, too, they continued to sacrifice their lives to shatter an enemy sworn never to surrender. Blasted out of the sky in an instant or bailing out from burning aircraft to drop helplessly into hostile hands, they would die in their tens of thousands to ensure the enemy's defeat. Especially vulnerable were the "tail-end Charlies"---for the Americans, which meant two things: the gunners who flew countless missions in a plexiglass bubble at the back of the bomber, and the last bomber in the formation who ended up flying through the most hell, and for the British, the rear-gunners who flew operations in a Plexiglas bubble at the back of the bomber.Following their groundbreaking revelations about the ordeals suffered by Allied prisoners of war in their bestselling book, The Last Escape, John Nichol and Tony Rennell tell the astonishing and deeply moving story of the controversial last battles in the skies of Germany through the eyes of the forgotten heroes who fought them.
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Adokelv
Upon first looking into this work it all seemed familiar as though the authors had merely compiled excerpts from memoirs I had already read and which were well known in the literature. But as I read on I decided that this book was destined to be the standard reference on the subject of USAAF and RAF strategic operations against Germany in the decisive, final years of World War II. Much material not previously known to me was integrated into the authors' study from their original research into unpublished sources. They prove their theses that aerial bombardment was not capable of bringing Germany to its knees without an invasion on the ground, as dogmatic air power advocates such as Arthur Harris iinsisted was possible. But strategic bombardment nonetheless was critical in defeating the German war machine when supplimented by troops on the ground. The authors strongly disagree with those who accuse the air forces of war crimes for their bombardment of population centers particularly Dresden. The authors attribute the Dresden allegations to disinformation originating with Nazi Josep Goebbels and taken up since by those who were sympathetic to the Nazi cause. Their evidence is clear and convincing and their reasoning is cogent.

Jerdodov
This is the best book I have read on the World War II bombing campaign over Europe. I almost feel as if I had been a crew member aboard a B-17 or Lancaster. As I progressed through the pages, I could hear the shrapnel hitting the planes and the screams of the wounded. I could feel the shock of a parachute opening, and I could see the burning cities down below. "Tail-End Charlies" feels as real as having cold water thrown in your face.

I would like to thank the British and American crew members who flew those dangerous missions over Europe. You helped to defeat an evil power and to end World War II. May your sacrifices be remembered and appreciated.

Dakora
It's a good book about B-24's especially the Tail-end Charlie, the last planes in formation, hence the title.

Hasirri
Why they all didn't quite is real story. Now you know why the are called the Great Generation! But survival rates was dismal but job needed to be done.

Shakanos
Mr. Nichol has a wonderful way with words, and manages to document the "who, what, where, & how many" of this tremendous 1000-mile-long battlefield while also capturing an incredible variety of the feelings and emotions that went along with being a small part of this hugely important battle. Outstanding and powerful read with lots of interesting revelations!

Arlana
I often read about others that say they "can't put the book down because it is soooooooooooooo captivating". Well, "Tail-end Charlies" did that to me. What a super read. A dose of history and a dose of personal perspectives all in one. It is also an objective perspective relating to "Butch" Harris. Don't pass this one up.

Envias
My husband is a die-hard history buff and says this is by far one of the best books he's ever read!

This probably the best book about the bomber air war in Europe that I have ever read. Every story told by those who participated in this endevor is captivating and thought provoking. While one would not believe that humor could come out of a horrible and fearful endevor

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