A Thousand Shall Fall

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A Thousand Shall Fall

Post by smudgersmith218 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:22 pm

Gents,

One of the best books on Bomber Command ( in my opinion, just in case I upset someone :lol: :lol: :lol
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504 pages [/b]Publisher: Stoddart Publishing,Canada; New edition edition (1 Oct 1998)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0773759670
ISBN-13: 978-0773759671
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Re: A Thousand Shay Fall

Post by R5868 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:08 am

I've just finished reading this book and I totally agree. A Sterling effort from a Stirling pilot. Murray Peden's book gives a fantastic insight into EATS training in Canada. It has answered a lot of questions as to what went on at the various stages of training. It was also good to hear from a bomber pilot who didn't fly Lancasters. His description of his tour on Stirlings and then Fortresses and his time in 100 Group was well worth the read. It was only the chapter on his time as an instructor that did not live up to the quality of the rest of the book. It was merely a series of anecdotes, but, as he says, that would have been for another book.
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Re: A Thousand Shay Fall

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:24 pm

Hello gents,
Kerry, being that your here in Oz, did you buy it locally or online?
Cheers,
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Re: A Thousand Shay Fall

Post by kookabat » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:11 am

I got mine through that South American river place John - fairly cheap paperback and the print quality's appalling for some of the photos, but the words are the important part.
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Re: A Thousand Shay Fall

Post by R5868 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:33 am

John, I got mine through Kobo for my e-reader.
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Re: A Thousand Shay Fall

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:37 am

kookabat wrote:I got mine through that South American river place John - fairly cheap paperback and the print quality's appalling for some of the photos, but the words are the important part.
Adam, I had to think twice, ok, make that three times before the penny dropped ...............( it is Sunday, the day of rest )
Kerry, thanks too mate for your advice.

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Re: A Thousand Shall Fall

Post by RobertBrown » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:28 pm

That's an interesting book cover. I have a great-uncle who flew and died in a BU-H (BF330), though I appreciate there were a number of Stirlings which carried the BU-H markings. Does the book include a period with 214 Squadron? (214 flew Wellingtons then Stirlings before switching to the Flying Fortress).

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Re: A Thousand Shall Fall

Post by R5868 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:21 am

Yes it does cover 214 with the author flying Stirlings and then Fortresses.
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Re: A Thousand Shall Fall

Post by K4KittyCrew » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:49 am

RobertBrown wrote:That's an interesting book cover. I have a great-uncle who flew and died in a BU-H (BF330), though I appreciate there were a number of Stirlings which carried the BU-H markings. Does the book include a period with 214 Squadron? (214 flew Wellingtons then Stirlings before switching to the Flying Fortress).
Having posted hundreds of images, hope I can remember where I saw the images of BU-H.
I will have a look over the next few days.
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Re: A Thousand Shall Fall

Post by K4KittyCrew » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:42 am

K4KittyCrew wrote:
RobertBrown wrote:That's an interesting book cover. I have a great-uncle who flew and died in a BU-H (BF330), though I appreciate there were a number of Stirlings which carried the BU-H markings. Does the book include a period with 214 Squadron? (214 flew Wellingtons then Stirlings before switching to the Flying Fortress).
Having posted hundreds of images, hope I can remember where I saw the images of BU-H.
I will have a look over the next few days.
John
Here is the site with details on squadron coded BU-aircraft .................. I'm still looking for my images though.
John
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