The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the 24-hour story of an allied bombing raid.Bomber is a novel of war. There are no victors, no vanquished. There are simply those who remain alive, and those who die.Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of twenty-four hours in the summer of 1943. It portrays all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in the air and on the ground, in Britain and in Germany.In its documentary style, it is unique. In its emotional power it is overwhelming.Len Deighton has been equally acclaimed as a novelist and as an historian. In Bomber he has combined both talents to produce a masterpiece.
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No need to ask what Stevens reading this heart-rending story about Joey the Devonshire farmhorse – who led a cavalry charge in Belgium in 1914, pulled gun carriages for the Germans, ran away, got trapped in no man's land and much, much more – did to me.Feb 26 2010 | Read Full Review of Bomber
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