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Bombs Gone

(1981)
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November, 1939.

Britain is already at war with Germany, but the R.A.F. is hardly swinging into action.

Hampered by outdated technology and the dithering of politicians and military strategists, Pilot Officer Derek Ridley and his bomber crew are becoming frustrated by their missions, which seem almost as ineffective as they are dangerous.

They alternate between dropping propaganda leaflets on Germany and targeting warships in port, but poor navigational equipment and unreliable meteorological forecasts make every raid excessively risky.

Living in the shadow of death, Ridley and his crew savour life by pursuing the local girls and drinking together in a spirit of camaraderie.

Meanwhile in Germany, the ambitious Leutnant Werner Reinert and his night fighter crew face similar dangers and frustrations, as Reinert seeks military glory while falling in love with the flirtatious and well-connected Lotte.

Ridley and Reinert are fated to face one another in a final confrontation...

'Bombs Gone' is an action-packed blend of technical knowledge and compelling fictional narrative.

Richard Townshend Bickers volunteered for the RAF on the outbreak of the second world war and served, with a Permanent Commission, for eighteen years. He wrote a range of military fiction and non-fiction books, including 'Torpedo Attack', 'My Enemy Came Nigh', 'Bombing Run' and 'Summer of No Surrender'.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1981 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Bombs Gone
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
ISBN: 0-7091-9029-8 / 978-0-7091-9029-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bombs Gone
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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