Graham Pitchfork, ACM Sir David Cousins KCB AFC RAF [RTD] – foreword – Beaufighter Boys


Researched many years ago by the author for a project which did not come to fruition, Beaufighter air and ground crew gave freely of their stories which ranged from complete memoirs to brief anecdotes.

Graham Pitchfork has built on these reminiscences to trace the roles of Beaufighter squadrons spread across all the theaters of World War Two operations. From home bases, through north-west Europe, North Africa, Malta, and the Mediterranean to the far Far East and south-west Pacific, the Beaufighter served far and wide as did the crews of the RAF, RAAF, SAAF, and New Zealand and Canadian squadrons. All are covered in this quite unique book to be savored by all those interested in the war in the air from 1939-1945.

Author: Graham Pitchfork, ACM Sir David Cousins KCB AFC RAF [RTD] – foreword
Narrator: Shawn Compton
Duration: 9 hours 13 minutes
Released: 19 Oct 2012
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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The subject of this book looked intriguing, after reading Tolland, Hornfischer and the author’s other book Pacific Thunder I thought I’d give it a try. Unfortunately it has some serious flaws. It’s horribly disjointed, going from fighter pilot minutia to quoting nearly the entire surrender speech of Hirohito in the same paragraph. I really don’t know what to make of this, it’s all over the place, shifting gears and focus to the point of distraction. Too bad didn’t borrow it from the library instead of buying it.