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Review for D Day Dakotas

Author/Director : Martin W Bowman

Format : Book

I'm sorry to say that this book was a terrible disappointment. The concept is very sound. It covers the stories of the various Troop Carrier Groups, their crews, C-47's and gliders during the run up to D Day and on the assault itself. It seems to be exceptionally well researched, and the 1st hand accounts from the pilots, crew chiefs, paratroopers and others involved are gripping and moving in equal measure. It's a well made hardback, on what is basically one of my favourite aircraft of all time.
However, the text itself is confused, badly structured and assembled. There are numerous mistakes and repetitions and simply appears unfinished and badly edited, if edited at all. I can only assume that it was rushed out to make it to the shelves in time for the 75th anniversary, which is a shame. As I say, with all the potential, and raw material it could be a great book. I hope the 2nd edition is better.

Published by : Pen & Sword Aviation, 2019
ISBN : 978-1-52674-6145-3

Review last updated : 2019-11-07 20:05:04

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