Tail-end Charlie

Tail-end Charlie

Book - 2008
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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.

Perseus Publishing

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 in awe to his father’s hair-raising tales about life as an RAF airgunner during the Second World War. Now, years later, he has recreated his father's stories, writing them down as if his dad were speaking the words. These stories tell of the human confict behind the war's headlines, capturing what it’s like to undergo rigorous RAF training, soar through the skies in a bomber, face a comparably skilled and implacable enemy, endure food rationing, and more. Author Manning collaborated with his wife Brita Granström in illustrating this story, combining artwork with letters and mementos that evoke this turning point in history.


Gardners
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.

Baker
& Taylor

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.

Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781845076511
1845076516
Branch Call Number: J 940.54 MAN
940.54 MAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Granström, Brita

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Nov 25, 2016

Very interesting and well done with the illustrations also . Enjoyed this book .

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