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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 9:06 p.m. PST

"Long time readers (thank you) of Aircrew Book Review, and those of you who know me personally, will be well and truly aware of my eternal fascination with the Burma campaign and, of course, the aerial aspect of it. I will therefore, competing pressures allowing, excitedly devour anything I can find on the subject. By far the best Burma aviation book to be released recently is The Flying Hours by Andrew Millar. Written by someone who was there for several years, from soon after the withdrawal into India right through to the Allied advance and post-Japanese surrender, it is an incredible and sobering account of squadron life in the region at the time. It is a personal account, obviously, with a fine balance of exquisite detail and enough context to mark the author's important place in the big picture. That big picture, despite being part of the ‘forgotten war', has been written about fairly extensively, although it's relatively little compared to Europe or the American side of the Pacific. Bryn Evans' book was, therefore, gleefully welcomed with a touch of ‘what can be new about it?' An Australian author, Evans has added a distinctly antipodean aspect to his narrative with reference to some superb written records. As gripping as this book is, though, some of it borders on the frustrating…."


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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 2:13 a.m. PST

Most of the postings on this message board are about newly released books, which I think is a valuable service.

However it may have to be completely rethought;

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 3:37 p.m. PST



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