Tail-End Charlies: The Last Battles of the Bomber War 1944-45

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Tail-End Charlies by John Nichol and Tony Rennell is the story of the controversial last battles of Bomber Command through the eyes of the heroic men who fought them.

Night after night, they swallowed their fears and flew long distances through packs of enemy fighters to drop the bombs that could destroy Hitler and bring about the end of the war. Tens of thousands of young men never came back, blown up or bailing out from burning aircraft to drop helplessley into enemy hands. Yet history has condemned their brave and valiant actions, denouncing them for the destruction of German cities and civilians, rather than acknowledging them for the heroes that they are.

For the first time John Nichol and Tony Rennell tell the story of the controversial last battles of Bomber Command through the eyes of the heroic men who fought them.

'Gripping, moving and thoughtful. The excellent team of Nichol and Rennell have done it again' Patrick Bishop, author of Fighter Boys

John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War. He was captured and made a prisoner of war. Tony Rennell is a writer for the Daily Mail and a former deputy editor of the Sunday Times. Their previous books include The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies and Home Run.

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'A spellbinding new book.' -- Daily Mail

'Good stories are plentiful...crammed with anecdotes, all true, some of which stretch the imagination.' -- The Spectator

'In this detailed, vivid and moving account...Nichol and Rennell have made an important contribution towards righting a historical wrong.' -- Daily Telegraph

About the Author:

John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the Gulf War in 1991. He was captured and became a prisoner of war. He is the bestselling co-author of 'Tornado Down' and 'The Last Escape,' and the author of five novels. He is also a journalist and widley quoted as a military commentator.

Tony Rennell is the author of 'Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria' and co-author of 'When Daddy Came Home,' a highly praised study of demobilization in 1945 and 'The Last Escape: The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Germany 1944-45. Now a freelance writer, he was formerly associate editor of 'The Sunday Times' and 'The Mail on Sunday.'

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