Peter Rees. Lancaster Men: The Aussie Heroes of Bomber Command. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2013. I must admit to hesitating over buying this, mainly because of the presence of the word 'heroes' in the title. But I understand that the author didn't have a say in the matter and is a bit embarrassed about it, so I relented. It's largely anecdotal in nature, being largely based on interviews and memoirs. Nothing wrong with that, but hopefully one of these days somebody will write a more analytic study of Australia and Bomber Command.

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3 thoughts on “Acquisitions

  1. Jason Korke

    "Aussie" is a bit of a bad sign too!

    I propose "True Blue Tales of Mateship: The Fair Dinkum Dinky Di Dyed-in-the-Wool Aussie Battler Heroes of Bomber Command."

  2. Post author


    Oh, I don't know. Give us a few years and we'll probably be looking for comforting precedents for ever harsher border 'protection' policies in our glorious Anzac heritage.


    Ray Martin could write the foreword!

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