Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of , portraying all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in. The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the hour story of an allied bombing is a novel war. There are no. Listen to “Bomber” by Len Deighton available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Richard Burnip. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free.

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They should make good traffic police. You submitted the deihton rating and review. Deighton read several hundred books in preparation and interviewed many survivors and the epilogue tells us where they are today.

You might end up bomebr a book about it. It presents itself in many faces. This audiobook can be listened to on: The following year David Stirling would be awarded substantial damages in libel from the article.

It was heartfelt with plenty of character development. The story takes you from the morning of the raid as the characters wake, go about their daily business and prepare for the ln, all the way through the raid itself to the end of the night as the bombers land and the survivors crawl from the rubble. Bomber is meticulously researched, with close attention to detail. I loved the juxtaposition of it all; the austere writing compared to the manic events, the cracking resolves of some characters compared to the whitewashed justifications of others; the war hero who actively tries to garner support for the truth of the country he loves; the bomber whose responsible, moral, character can’t handle the stress; the simplicity of the story compared to the layers of characters.


This is one of those rare books that has sat on my bookshelf for nearly 20 years and has survived countless car boot sale culls and been read many times. No one emerges the victor in this one. Lacking night-vision goggles the crews had to release their bombs guided by flares dropped by scout planes. Oct 03, Geof rated it liked it. I kept wanting to get back to the real story but there wasn’t one.

By necessity, a lot of this book is devoted to setting the scene and providing character development.

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In its documentary style, it is unique. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His intention is to demonstrate what happens when man and his machines meet with one or the other failing. Capitalism is nomber and the ultimate form of that is war.

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A highly decorated World War I veteran who voluntarily serves as a lower-ranked officer away from the front lines, he is a widower with an older lwn on the Eastern front. Bomber is a novel of war. The images he creates are as terrifying as they are memorable. Return to Book Page. Recommended to rabbitprincess by: Sgt Digby Ian Peck If you ever need convincing that in modern warfare there are no winners this is the book to read.


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bbomber The book ends with an epilogue which gives details of the post-raid lives of the major characters. As soon as the men on the church roof saw the trusses buckling they hurried back down to the ground.

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bokber This is what led me to make my review a four-star four-and-a-half review as opposed to a five-star one. Please review your cart. Do you have a morbid fascination with ways to die during wartime? I did, too, until I read the author’s explanation. Flight of the Intruder.