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Moon Squadron Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00ECUXDLW
- Publisher : Lume Books (5 August 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 2551 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 220 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #486,483 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Written in the 'deering do' style of prose that was so popular in those days, it could have come straight from the pages of the 'Rover' boys' story comic which featured, 'I flew with Braddock'; and the frankly unbelievable exploits of it's fictional RAF superhero Sergeant Matt Braddock V.C. and Bar.
One reviewer has described the story as semi fictional, presumably because, in common with so much that was written during this period of awakening public interest in 'the war', much was still covered by the ubiquitous Official Secrets Act; a case of , 'still it can't be told!
The author's lively imagination makes up for that though in no small measure.
RAF Tempsford, from which much of the action took place is well described, but in general, names are not named; the agents being referred throughout as 'Joes', and the aircrew's exploits are dealt with in a general manner. To those versed in the subject of SOE a number of the agents are recognisable, but it stops there.
This is unfortunate as the exploits referred to were truly exceptional in many cases, but here they seem to be treated as jolly japes.
And when not confounding the dastardly Hun, references to our heroes meeting popsies for dinner at this or that expensive London hostelry are sprinkled throughout the story.
Truly, a war story 1956 style.
May the legend of the Moon Squadrons live on forever.