The extraordinary story of the Australians of Bomber Command in the air and on the ground.
More than 10,000 Australians served with Bomber Command, a highly trained band of elite flyers who undertook some of the most dangerous operations of the Second World War. They flew raid after raid over France and Germany knowing that the odds were against them. Stretched to breaking point, nearly 3,500 died in the air. Their bravery in extreme circumstances has barely been recognised. Peter Rees traces the extraordinary achievements of these young aviators. He tells their hair raising stories of battle action and life on the ground. He recounts how, when they returned to Australia, they were greeted as Jap dodgers and accused of 'hiding in England while we were doing it tough'.
Lancaster men is a powerful tribute to these forgotten Australian heroes of the Second World War.
Soft cover, 448 pages.