Legion of the Lancasters
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
272 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 16 color & 80 black and white illustrations
- January 2023
- In Stock
‘Pauke! Pauke!’ [‘Kettledrums! Kettledrums!’] Söthe announced with a cry.
Brönies immediately transmitted ‘Ich beruhe’. Then they closed in rapidly for the kill.
One can almost smell the flak, taste the cordite and experience the nervous ‘twitch’ before jumping out of one’s skin to the sound of exploding shells and detonating bombs in this pulsating and highly intriguing selection of never-before-told stories recalled largely by members of the revered Lancaster crews of RAF Bomber Command.
From this bomber’s introduction into service in 1942 with the famous if flawed raid on Augsburg on 17 April that year, to the attacks on the Tirpitz in 1944, each chapter is a tribute to the spirit of those who flew the ‘Lanc’ in anger and gained the respect of their enemies.