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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Dec 2018 12:20 a.m. PST

Just finished Derek Robinson's Goshawk Squadron. Just stumbled on it by accident. Excellent book.

I know we had others set in WWI and in WWII.

I'd like suggestion on what is good. I likely don't have time to read them all (way too many others in the queue). So wanted recommendation if I'm going to just read only one more, which one?

For those who have not read Goshawk, it was a very pleasant surprise to me.

Vintage Wargaming11 Dec 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

War Story (WWI) or Piece of Cake (WWII)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

Piece of Cake would have been my pick, with Twelve O'Clock High in second place.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 8:02 a.m. PST

A great series of books!

Major Mike11 Dec 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

I would offer up two titles by Martin Caiden, "The Last Dogfight" and "Whip!" It appears by recent polling that many are unfamiliar with them. Of the two, I like the Last Dogfight best.

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Dec 2018 11:37 p.m. PST

Thanks much. Robinson's incorporation of everyday humor and situation really make Goshawk a good read.

emckinney13 Dec 2018 6:39 p.m. PST

Besides, you can watch the Piece of Cake BBC miniseries. Then binge on Danger UXB! (Stayed up past midnight watching the first episode of that.

emckinney13 Dec 2018 6:41 p.m. PST

I keep hoping that I'll run across Robinson's book about Hampden crews.

wrgmr106 May 2019 6:49 p.m. PST

emckinney – link

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2019 5:34 a.m. PST

Another thumbs up for Piece of Cake, you won't regret it.

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