Damned Good Show
They had joined an organisation that advertised itself as ┐the best flying club in the world┐. Now the young pilots of 409 Squadron are flung into battle over Germany where their training, tactics and aircraft are all found sadly wanting. The spirit of the gentleman amateur flickers and dies in the harsh glare of searchlights over the Ruhr. We see the reality of war: chaos, cock-up and comradeship in equal measure. Derek Robinson reinforces his reputation as the best aviation fiction writer in the business with this tragi-comic story.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MikeFutcher - LibraryThing
The awful truth came to him: bomber ops were not necessarily exciting. They were endlessly threatening and frightening and difficult, but the drama was all in the danger and the danger was hidden by ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wandering_star - LibraryThing
Damned Good Show follows 409 Squadron, Bomber Command, through the early years of World War Two. Part One is set mostly during the period of the phoney war, with boredom and frustration the dominant ... Read full review