Band of Eagles

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Headline Review, 2007 - Fighter pilots - 374 pages
6 Reviews
Continuing the brilliant World War Two fighter pilot series - this time the theatre of war is the incredible story of the Siege of Malta. Summer 1941. The tiny island of Malta, held by the British and a crucial supply point for the Allies, has become the most bombed place on earth. The Germans and Italians want to destroy it. For the fighter pilots of the RAF, initially equipped with ageing Hurricanes and outnumbered in the air, defeat seems almost certain. Flight commanders, Englishman Kit Curtis and American Ossie Wolf make an unlikely alliance. Both have survived the Fall of France and the Battle of Britain but Curtis remains idealistic and eager to prove himself. Wolf, by contrast, is ruthless and thrives in the chaos of imminent invasion. But as each man is tested to the limit, they come to share a common purpose and fresh understanding. The experiences of these pilots and their comrades are vividly conveyed in a novel of compelling pace and power, made still more real by meticulous research that captures the spirit of the time. By turns brutal, funny, tragic and heroic here is a spell-binding tour-de-force, a brilliant sequel to the best-selling Blue Man Falling.

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Review: Band of Eagles (World War Two Fighter Pilot #2)

User Review  - John - Goodreads

This is a very old fashioned sort of war book with lots of heroism and masculine camaraderie. The main plot is OK, but the sub-plot does not work at all. I do not imagine I will be seeking out the author's other books. Read full review

Review: Band of Eagles (World War Two Fighter Pilot #2)

User Review  - Ralph Britton - Goodreads

This is an average novel about the air war in Malta. It is well researched and, I think, accurate. I enjoyed the account of the battle but found the characters not very interesting - far less so than ... Read full review

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