Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Airwar, by Edward Jablonski
These two large books have been waiting to be read for four years. They are classics and are excellent! Jablonski covers the entire WWII period and tells the stories of the Battle of Britian, Pearl Harbor, English night bombing and the Dambusters raid, among others. He has lots of names, some never heard of and others well known (Billy Mitchell, Yamamoto, Guy Gibson, "Sailor" Malan, Barnes Wallis, etc.). We have all heard or read these tales, but Jablonski's treatment is as exciting as Dale Brown's works. These books are a painless way to refresh yourself on air power and its applications from the 1930s until the A-bomb.