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Lancaster: The Forging of a Very British Legend

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Of the 7,377 Lancasters built during the conflict, more than half were lost to enemy action or training accidents. Smallholders and cottagers: around 35% of households, bordarii and cotarii owned about 5 acres of land on average and might have had a share in the villagers' plough teams. Most of our family rooms include a double or kingsize bed, plus a sofa bed and pull-out bed depending on the number of guests staying in the room. Your institution uses these statistics to gauge the use of library content, and the information is not shared with any third parties. By recording their bravery, humility, camaraderie, tragedy and sheer joy in flying their beloved Spits he has done them, and us, a valuable service.

The author tackles the thorny subject of Dresden with compassion and truthfulness, and whilst he never underestimates the death and destruction wrought on those who had Lancasters raining bombs down on them, Nichol reminds the reader that this was a war that was made total by those who initiated it and supported it in the Axis camp. There is enough technical detail on the development of the aircraft and how it worked - but I'm not a 'techie'. Given that the author is a retired bomber pilot, it comes as no surprise that he is sympathetic, although he does cover some of the anti-bombing point of view. We are now a whole generation older than the young men and women who serve today and in a few years we will all be gone. The 10th edition of Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical and Cancer Nursing Procedures Online is now available at Lancaster University.I note that the book The Destruction of Dresden, by David Irving and published in 1963 was not included in the bibliography. Brought into service late 1941, it superseded the Manchester bomber which had not lived up to expectations. There is enough 'dry' information in the book to give sustenance to military history nerds, and this can be seen in how Nichol reviews the development of the failed Avro Manchester into the famed Lancaster. Integrating our in-person provision with a strong digital presence extends the library's reach well beyond campus, so our resources, facilities and support are available wherever you are. In this book, based wherever possible on original sources, such as the rich resources of the borough records or the local newspapers, the author takes a thematic approach.

Everyone should read it as it hits home the horrors of war and the sacrifice made by so many young Bomber command crew . Leave the crowds behind and embrace the true character of this story-filled region, one special place at a time.

Then for dessert, you can treat yourself to an indulgent Black Forest Crownie or a sweet Banoffee Cheesecake. There was an episode of Star Trek I once watched about a war on a planet that had been "sanitised" by the leadership of the opposing sides. It’s only recently that Bomber command have received the adulation they deserved and this book will tell you why. The sound of the 4 Merlins alone has a profound effect on any one who is the least bit interested in the Second World War.

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