There have been many factual accounts of the bombing of Germany, yet the myths that surround it remain. Lost in the Flames is Chris Joy's acclaimed debut novel based on the experiences of his great-uncle, an RAF Bomber Command airman, it explores those myths and tells a story of a love that endured for 70 years. Lost in the Flames is also a story of great courage and betrayal, exposing the personal dilemmas and moral controversies that have existed round the Bomber Command crews and their families from World War II to the present day. How will the nation remember them - as heroes or war criminals or something in between? Jacob grows up dreaming of being a pilot. Rose grows up dreaming of being with Jacob. By 1940 the country is on its knees and invasion looms. The war - and RAF Bomber Command - takes Jacob away and Jacob and his crew are thrown together in the bitter fight in the night skies over Germany. Can Jacob and his crew survive their tour of duty, and will Rose - the reason Jacob has to get through this war - ever see him again?
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Used availability for Christopher Jory's Lost in the Flames
May 2012 : UK Hardback
October 2014 : UK Paperback