They were the best of enemies dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany an RAF navigator-bomber from New Zealand and a Luftwaffe pilot seek out their targets, testing the gap between success and their own destruction as they cross each others paths. The odds are heavily against either of them making it through the war, but as this sobering realisation displaces their initial exuberant adventurism, both come to see in their youthful sacrifice the survival of all they hold dear. Under a Bombers Moon reaches across the divide of years, of geography, of nationality to tell their story largely in their own words describing both the breathtaking clashes in the air and the camaraderie, humour, patriotism and personal tragedies that became their war. Visit www.underabombersmoon.com to view extensive supplementary information on this title, including photographs, videos and additional information on the people and places featured in the book.
At the height of WWII, two Welsh sisters struggle for survival—and the love of the same man—in this novel from the bestselling author of Spinner’s Warf. 1941. Motherless Meryl Jones and her older sister, Hari, are living together in Swansea during World War II while their father is fighting in the war. After their home is destroyed in an air raid, thirteen-year-old Meryl is evacuated to Carmarthen. Hari visits her sister in the countryside, but has a wartime job in the city, and is living a life of air raids, dangerous work, and meeting young soldiers and airmen at night. Meryl eventually ends up on a farm owned by a kind Welsh woman, and falls for her son Michael—who is half German—but Michael becomes smitten with Hari. Then the military police come for Michael. Meryl poses as his wife to help him escape, and their relationship blossoms. But, as the war ends, Meryl knows that the man she loves will have to make a fateful choice between her and her sister.
London 1929, someone is strangling the daughters of the wealthy with a leather bootlace under the gaze of the full moon. Scotland Yard have no motive, no suspect and no hope of ending the slaughter. Netherby Chase finds himself suspected of being the the murderer. An innocent man; can he avoid the gallows and succeed were the police have failed by ending the maniac's murderous reign? London, 1956 and Cassie James, American jazz diva is dead. Helped into the hereafter by a Seconal overdose. Was it suicide or did someone in the Soho nightclub murder her? Scotland Yard's Maltravers and Mudd must unravel the opaque evidential threads that may solve why another young woman has apparently taken her own life. In the dying weeks of WW2 Germany appears finished as a combatant nation. If so, what are the feared SS and Luftwaffe doing at a secret underground airbase in Denmark? Can the five men of Cobra team quickly find and destroy the hidden lair and its deadly secrets before millions die and the Nazis win the war?
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THE STORY: The play begins in an unknown town that has just been occupied by a small regiment of enemy soldiers. With no alternative, the mayor of the town agrees to meet with the enemy to try to work out a plan for peaceful coexistence before the
During the period immediately before the Second World War, the RAF modified its command structure to rationalize for rapid expansion. Bomber Command was divided into six operational groups, each flying the same type of aircraft, including Wellingtons, Sterlings, and Lancasters. Chris Ward presents us here with the history of 1 Group Bomber Command, having previously acquainted us with the histories of 3, 4, 5, and 6 Groups in four highly acclaimed volumes, published by Pen and Sword. He continues with characteristic ease, quality of research, and narrative pace, to present us with an operational record of the groups activities during a particularly dramatic period of aviation history.??The book contains individual squadron statistics, their commanding officers, stations and aircraft losses. It provides an exhaustive reference for one of the RAF's most important operational groups.