Daniel Swift. Bomber County. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2010. Partly an account of the attempt by the author -- an English lit professor -- to understand what happened to his grandfather, a Lancaster pilot shot down during a raid on Münster, as well as to the people he bombed, it also makes the argument that the bombing war produced poetry comparable with that which came of the trenches in the previous war. Note: review copy.

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