Under A Bomber's Moon


The True STory of Two Airmen at War Over Germany

By: Stephen Harris
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781848845657
Published: 18th July 2011
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£19.99

Under A Bomber\'s Moon

They were the best of enemies – dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany an RAF navigator-bomb aimer and a Luftwaffe pilot sought out their targets, testing the gap between success and their own destruction as they crossed each other’s paths. The odds were heavily against either of them making it through the war, but as the sobering realization displaced their initial exuberant sense of adventure, both came to see in their youthful sacrifice the survival of all they held dear.

Under a Bomber’s Moon reaches across the divide of years, of geography, of nationality, to tell their story largely in their own words – describing both the breathtaking clashes in the air and the camaraderie, humour, patriotism and personal tragedies that became their war. Stephen Harris began his journey of discovery because he wanted to know the truth of his great-uncle Colwyn Jones’s fate. With Col’s vividly written letters and diary as a startingpoint, he set out to discover what really happened on the night Col’s extraordinary luck ran out. Little did he know that his quest would lead him to a meeting with a former Luftwaffe pilot who was pitted against his great-uncle in the skies over Germany.

Otto-Heinrich Fries proved to be both engaging and articulate, eventually allowing Harris to tell his story in this book. The result is a unique and personal account of two highly successful airmen from opposing sides.



Some books that may interest you

The U Boat War 1939-1945
The U Boat War 1939-1945
By: Ian Baxter

Take These Men
Take These Men
By: Cyril Joly

Hostage Rescue Manual
Hostage Rescue Manual
By: Leroy Thompson

Constant Vigilance
Constant Vigilance
By: Dr Nigel W M Warwick

Assassinations Anthology
Assassinations Anthology
By: Adrian Gilbert, Martin Mace, Peter Tsouras, Nigel West
Edited by: John Grehan

Axis Warships
Axis Warships
By: Roy M. Stanley II

Stuka: Hitler's Lethal Dive Bomber
Stuka: Hitler's Lethal Dive Bomber
By: Alistair Smith

Target Berlin
Target Berlin
By: Jeffrey Ethell, Dr Alfred Price

The Lost Story of the Ocean Monarch
The Lost Story of the Ocean Monarch
By: Gill Hoffs

Despatches from the Crimea
Despatches from the Crimea
By: William Russell
Introduction by: Martin Bell

Stalin's Revenge
Stalin's Revenge
By: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Tyneside Irish
Tyneside Irish
By: John Sheen

Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier
Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier
By: Raffaele D'Amato, Graham Sumner

Chester in the Great War
Chester in the Great War
By: Susan Chambers

Doctors in the Great War
Doctors in the Great War
By: Ian Whitehead



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information