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Vulcan 607 is a stunning piece of work.

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25.09.2009 (27.09.2009)

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Personally, I believe that '''Vulcan 607'' has to rate as one of the finest pieces of writing in the field of military history. Part of Britain's history, the Vulcan flight to the Falkland Islands during the war with Argentina is truly epic. From the many problems inherent in flying aircraft near the end of their service life, through a flight that spanned thousands of miles, to the bombing of the airfield at Stanley, Rowland White paints a vivid picture of the events and the people involved that draws you on, to the point where you regret finishing the book. He carefully provides background to the events and his "backdrop scenes" are impressive indeed. Nor is it one sided. The book covers as much of the Argentinian view as he was able to obtain, making for a full, rich reading experience. Full of drama from the first, Vulcan 607 is a great tribute to the professionalism, courage and inventiveness of the RAFs personnel.

Apart from the magnitude of this single event, White also manages to convey something of the wonder the reader must feel that aircraft long past their heyday were able to achieve so much against the incredible difficulties they faced as the last of their kind.

Photographs provide excellent support, along with maps. Over 500 pages long.

I cannot recommend Vulcan 607 highly enough. A deserved bestseller.

Published by Corgi Books. Available in most book shops or from Amazon. ISBN 0552152293. Cover price was £7.99 but is obviously subject to change. Available in paperback.

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TheHairyGodmother 27.09.2009 05:00

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It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dam...

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Type Non-Fiction
Genre History
Subgenre Military History

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