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A Real Good War

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A Real Good War

Forfatter: Sam Halpert

Utgitt:
RNIB, 2012
Lengde:
9 t. 15 min.
Sjanger:
Krig
Passer for:
Voksne
Språk:
Engelsk
Innleser:
Volunteers
Brooklyn-born Sam Halpert flew thirty five missions over Nazi Germany as a B-17 navigator. From that experience comes this fiercely authentic, autobiographical novel - a remarkable fiction debut at the age of 77. This is the story of the making of a B-17 crew, from basic training in the US through to the real thing, taking off before dawn and flying through enemy flak and fighters in broad daylight to their targets - Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin. Bravado, humour, camaraderie, raw and vivid language protect the rookie airmen from the danger of death all around them. As the crew carry out their brutal duty, coping with ever-mounting casualties, the young navigator who tells the tale is forced to learn the real meaning of war.