Boys" & "Bomber Boys" by Patrick Bishop
the first of these very difficult to get into but persevered and
then found I couldn't put it down! An extremely fascinating book
on the lives of fighter pilots. Bomber Boys wasn't quite as rivetting
but a very interesting read never the less. Both books highly recommended.
by Len Deighton
book which shouldn't need any introduction from me. Just get a copy
and read it!
Longest Battle" by Richard Hough
A detailed history of Naval Warfare during WWII.
about the RAF obviously but I have always had an interest in Naval
Warfare as well. Again, this is an extremely detailed book full
of detailed descriptions about sea battles during WWII. A must-read
Women of World War II" by Giles Whittell
what I was expecting from this book, but it's a collection of potted
biographies of some of the ladies who signed up with the Air Transport
(ATA) during WWII.
- The Biography" by Jonathan Glancey
"Oh No! Not another Spitfire book!" but was pleasently
surprised. This book sits quite happily alongside Leo McKinstry's
and if you buy one, buy the other! It has lots of technical detail
in the back about Spitifre Marks as well as comparisons with many
other WWII fighters from around the world.
Kind of Courage" by Norman Franks
of air sea rescue during the war. It has some tales from 276 Sqdn
at Harrowbeer but most tales are from the south-east are. The book
is probably out of print but can be found on Amazon (May 2009).
by Leo McKinstry
" The Second World War's Greatest Bomber" this is a detailed
account of the birth of the Lancaster, together
with a lengthy narrative on the bomber offensive during WWII. There
are lots of anecdotes from aircrew and descriptions
of some of the famous raids, such as the 'Dambusters'.