Phoenix Squadron: Hms "ark Royal", Britain's Last Topguns And The Untold Story Of Their Most Dramatic Mission
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 01 April 2010
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Not in quite the same class as his previous book, Vulcan 607. If you are fascinated by Naval operations, are interested in recent history, or are simply amazed at the skills and bravery of carrier pilots, you will be fascinated by this book. On the other hand, if you are quickly bored by operational details, post-colonial politics, and the background to post-World War II Naval flight development, best keep well away. You'll either like it a lot or be completely bored. I liked it a lot.
Disappointing. Whilst there is no doubting the professionalism and bravery of the men of the Royal Navy, the actual story is a bit of a non-event. Correspondingly there is lots of 'filler' material which pads the book out a bit.Some of the details may be of interest to military buffs but one has the overwhelming impression that the author was struggling to hit his word count which is not really surprising when the story could probably be adequately told in 500 words.If you are looking for fast jet action then I would avoid.Having said that, the author has a very clear and dramatic style, well suited to this kind of subject so I would certainly give Vulcan 607 a shot.
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