Monday, February 15, 2010
Gladiators over Norway (1942)
A small 42-pages gem from1942 written by Victor MacClure, who apparently interviewed a number of the survivors from 263 Squadron. The book covers the Squadrons operations during the two fateful campaigns in Norway in 1940. The name of the Squadron is not told in the book, probably due to wartime censorship. It's the same for the pilots but with little knowledge in the campaign and unit it is easy to decipher the nicknames on them. I'm slightly surprised in the honest way this British fiasco is described and thus it's interesting read. A very nice addition to my library.
A good start to read more about the pilots in the Norwegian campaign is my site at: http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/gladiator_norway_kills.htm