A Thousand Shall Fall: The True Story of a Canadian Bomber Pilot in World War Two
During World War II, Canada trained tens of thousands of airmen under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Those selected for Bomber Command operations went on to rain devastation upon the Third Reich in the great air battles over Europe, but their losses were high. German fighters and anti-aircraft guns took a terrifying toll. The chances of surviving a tour of duty as a bomber crew were almost nil.
Murray Peden's story of his training in Canada and England, and his crew's operations on Stirlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron, has been hailed as a classic of war literature. It is a fine blend of the excitement, humour, and tragedy of that eventful era.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MHStevens - LibraryThing
Although it was written in the 1970's, Murray Peden's masterwork succeeds and survives to this day by giving us youngsters an insider's look at life as a front line WW2 bomber pilot. Peden's book is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Chris_El - LibraryThing
One of the best memiors I've read about the European bombing campaign. And one of the few I've read from the RAF night bombing perspective. Peaden walks you through the whole training program he went ... Read full review
Farewell to the Stirling
The Americans Conquer the RAF
Return to War With New Weapons
The Move to Oulton and Blickling Hall The Invasion
Phantom Fleets and Other Weapons
Operations The Secondary Toll
Closing Glimpses Mainly Pleasant