To Shatter The Sky
Bomber Airfield At War
by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny
Patrick Stephens Limited, 1984, [First Edition], b/w photographs throughout, photographic end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0850596785
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, price-clipped dustjacket
'Beginning with a general description of a typical wartime bomber airfield, To Shatter The Sky goes on to relate in their own words the personal stories of several crews and their missions. The locales vary, as do the targets, the results and the nationalities of the raconteurs, but the overall image - as used so successfully in the BBC television film of the same title, to which 'Barry' Halpenny acted as consultant - is one of an Empire of bold young men treading where Goring boasted no enemy would succeed in treading. All the courage, drama, tragedy and, indeed,humour of war is contained in this compelling documentary which will appeal both to modern historians and enthusiasts as well as to those who remember the dark but strangely exhilarating days which it recalls.'