Friday, April 30, 2010
More reviews on Desert Prelude
Posted by Håkan at 14:00 No comments:
Labels: Biplane fighter pilot, Books, RAAF, RAF, Regia Aeronautica, WWII
Gladiator Ace: Bill 'Cherry' Vale, the RAF's Forgotten Fighter Ace (2010)
New book written by Brian Cull with Ludovico Slongo and myself.
This book is now available from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gladiator-Ace-Cherry-Forgotten-Fighter/dp/184425657X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272628415&sr=1-1
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Labels: Biplane fighter pilot, Books, Commonwealth, RAF, WWII
Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Goon in the Block (2010)
New book written by Don Edy about his exploits with 33 RAF Squadron in the Western Desert. The book can be ordered from: http://www.goonintheblock.com/
Posted by Håkan at 14:51 No comments:
Friday, April 16, 2010
"Desert Prelude: Early Clashes" is now available from Motor Books - http://www.motorbooks.co.uk/notes.asp?bookid=98784 .
Posted by Håkan at 13:08 No comments:
Labels: Biplane fighter pilot, Books, Commonwealth, RAAF, RAF, Regia Aeronautica, WWII
Monday, April 12, 2010
Piece of Cake (1988)
I bought a copy of 'Piece of Cake' on DVD. This 6-episode TV-series based on Derek Robinson's novel covers the 'Hornet' Squadron during the phoney-war and Battle of Britain. The story is highly fictionalized (typically no Spitfires in France etc.). But what the series do is delivering some stunning flying (and some bits and pieces from the Battle of Britain movie), but the new flying really stands out and it's incredibly 'cocky' - no display flying here and the Hanna's is on top of this game. A true feast for the eye! This old series was made in the 80's and has not been surpassed in view of the flying -why can't they do more series like this with real stuff? Nowadays there are large numbers of Spitfires flying with the odd Hurricane, Bf 109 and even Japanese aircraft. Isn't it time for a high quality aviation movie/TV-series in the style of Band of Brothers/The Pacific?
Also a couple of words on Derek Robinson. A highly recommended writer of fun aviation novels. He's not always kind to the RAF but he has a very typical humor always with a twinkle in the eye.
Available from: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Piece-Cake-DVD-Boyd-Gaines/dp/B000NTDPDM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1271097155&sr=1-2 (this version includes subtexts)
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