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Nick Newell said 7 months, 1 week ago: #
Walter Boyne gives it the thumbs up so I decided to buy a copy (some of today’s authors attempt to rewrite history which annoys me greatly!). Easy to read it gives what I think is a fair and concise overview of the USAAF’s European campaign during WW2. If you want some really in-depth, heavy weight stuff, then you need to get hold of Roger Freeman’s works on the subject!
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Russell Jurco said 7 months, 1 week ago: #
I too hold Walter Boyne in high regard. Knowing he recommends this work definitely sways me in the direction of reading it. Opening up your included image of the cover, I discovered that David McCullough called this volume a “stunning achievement.” That elevates Masters of the Air to a must read for me. Thanks for suggesting it.
Nick Newell said 7 months ago: #
Do Russ, it’s well worth it. There was talk that HBO were going to base a mini-series on it a few years ago to compliment their two earlier series (Band of Brothers and Pacific). I may be wrong but I don’t think anything’s come of it which is a shame.
david leigh-smith said 7 months ago: #
Nick, I believe that project is still on. The working title of ‘Masters of the Air’ has been changed to ‘The Mighy Eighth’ but I believe Hanks and Spielberg are still on board with this.
I just bought this (£3 on Amazon used) – thanks for the suggestion.
Nick Newell said 6 months, 2 weeks ago: #
Good news indeed David!
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