Tail-end CharlieBook - 2008
An imaginary scrapbook based on the experiences of the author's father offers a look at the life of a Royal Air Force air-gunner in World War II as he undergoes training, prepares for dangerous missions aboard a bomber, and encounters the enemy high in the sky.
As a boy, Mick Manning listened to his father?s hair-raising tales about life as an RAF airgunner during the Second World War. Now, years later, he has carefully recreated his father's stories, writing them down as if his dad was speaking the words. In collaboration with Brita, he has illustrated them too. It?s for Charlie?s grandchildren ? and for everyone. Find out what it was really like to: Put up with food rationing ? Undergo RAF Training? Take off in a bomber? Face enemy fighters? Survive the Battle of the Bulge
As a boy, Mick Manning listened to his father's tales about life as an RAF airgunner during WWII. Now he has carefully recreated those stories; for Charlie's grandchildren -- and for everyone.
Offers an in-depth look at the life of a Royal Air Force air-gunner serving during World War II as he undergoes his specialized training, prepares for his dangerous missions aboard a bomber, and encounters his enemies high in the sky.