A Separate Little War

The Banff Coastal Command Strike Wing Versus the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe, 1944-1945

Andrew Bird


Format: Paperback
Extent: 192 pages
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
ISBN: 9781906502133.
Categories: , .
Publication Date: 31 October 2008

Every day for nine months from September 1944, young British Commonwealth and Norwegian airmen flew from Banff, Fraserburgh and Peterhead in northern Scotland to target German U-Boats, merchantment and freighters in the fjords and leads of southwest Norway, encountering the Luftwaffe and flakships every step of the way. Truly this was a war within a war, bitter and bloody, at low level and close quarters. By recording their crucial contribution to winning the world war, in a compelling, accurate and fascinating way, Andrew Bird has ensured their memory will not be overlooked.

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird was born in Woodley and studied at Reading College of Art & Design and served in Royal Air Force Reserves. He has written for a number of newspapers and magazines. He is the prolific author of A Separate Little War and Coastal Dawn. He …

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