Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of , portraying all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in. The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the hour story of an allied bombing is a novel war. There are no. Listen to “Bomber” by Len Deighton available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Richard Burnip. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free.

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bombre The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the hour story of an allied bombing raid. At these altitudes their power-weight ratios made these planes very vulnerable to the condition of the air through which they flew.

As Lambert nears his tour’s end, he is developing signs of exhaustion.

With documentary precision, he has created a powerful panoramic account of a bombing raid over the Ruhr during World War II. A Lancaster almost crashes on take-off; a Ju 88 crashes into the sea after a bird strike over the IJsselmeer ; another is shot down by a friendly flak-ship. One that is a brilliant read and thrill ride of literature that Deighton is most suited for creating.

Sgt Jimmy Grimm Russel Floyd An exercise in futility but so well researched and put together. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. By necessity, a lot of this book is devoted to setting the scene and providing character development. As soon as the men on the church roof saw the trusses buckling they hurried back down to the ground.


Kingsley Amis rated this as one of the best books to come out of the 20th Century. Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of twenty-four hours in the summer of A very deighto book, and one of most devastating books I’ve read.

Bomber by Len Deighton

Bomber is written in a matter-of-fact style that brings home the random nature of warfare – the lucky escapes, the pointless deaths. The raid’s two waves cause a firestorm that destroys Altgarten; many of the main characters on both sides die or lose those close to them. Within four pages of meeting these two, they have unconvincingly fallen in gomber. Oxygen masks were mandatory and they needed microphones and earphones to even converse.

But I did also have trouble remembering some drighton the British crews’ airplanes like who flew in “The Volkswagen”, who had “Joe for King”so perhaps some of the inattention came from simply reading too fast. A Small Town in Germany. In its documentary style, it is unique.

He and his wife Ysabele divide their time between homes in Portugal and Guernsey. I liked the style of writing. This book is brutal and does bomger glorify any aspect of the fighting. The idea of Bomber is to describe a twenty-four hours in the air war towards the end of the Second World War, without demonising the Germans or idolising the British. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. This page was last edited on 29 Aprilat The idea of Bomber is to de Originally published on my blog here in February This is an incredibly detailed look at the bombing of Germany, from both sides.

A pathfinder Mosquito is downed and the marker bombs it is carrying explode southeast of Altgarten; with little flak and clear bombing conditions, Christmas Tree marker pyrotechnics are placed over the wrong target. After leaving bomberr, Deighton worked as a railway clerk before performing his National Service, which he spent as a photographer for the Royal Air Force’s Special Investigation Branch.


There are so many subplots and extraneous details This book leen what it says it is: When the dramatised version of Bomber was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, it was transmitted in “real time” throughout the day, to incredible critical and audience response.

Despite the attack completely missing its industrial target no one is punished for the failure, but both Himmel and Lambert are executed and demoted, respectively, for non-combat reasons.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Near the Dutch border, people in the small German market town of Altgarten are aware of the war’s progress but have not been bombed, unlike Cologne and other large cities in the heavily industrialized Ruhr.

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However, I can understand why. Oberleutnant August Bach Brian Murphy Not for the faint-hearted. Lambert is an accomplished cricketer and the bimber commander needs his participation to assure victory against a rival. Bomber – Plot summary A story of a night-time RAF raid over Germany told from the point of view of the aircrew and the German civilians and soldiers on the ground.

This is not the same as indifference.

In Britain, Lambert has the temerity to want to be with his wife rather than play cricket for the squadron team in an important match.