Flying Boats - My Father's War In The Mediterranean

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Flying Boats - My Father's War In The Mediterranean

Postby antipodeanandy » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:22 pm

Just picked up a copy of this book and am looking forward to it arriving. Love the cover and the contents listing Greece, Crete et al.

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=0kW ... &q&f=false
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Re: Flying Boats - My Father's War In The Mediterranean

Postby antipodeanandy » Sun May 23, 2010 3:09 am

The book arrived and I've had a flick through and, by golly, it looks superb. Some wonderful photos of flying off Lake Victoria as well which had never occurred to me but makes a lot of sense. Really looking forward to reading this but have a few books ahead of it before I can.
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Re: Flying Boats - My Father's War In The Mediterranean

Postby apiderw » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:17 am

Have you read a Noble Chance by Maurie McGreal?
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Re: Flying Boats - My Father's War In The Mediterranean

Postby antipodeanandy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:38 am

Hi mate, no I haven't ... and I haven't heard of it either. Do tell please. :D

Edit: I tell a lie. Just googled it and remembered the cover as soon as I saw it. It's certainly on the list. Thanks for the reminder. Most recent flying boat-related book I have read was Phil Davenport's Hurrah For The Next Man which is a book that challenges your comfort zone a bit with some justifable opinions you don't expect in such books. Still got three reviews to write before I get to it though! :roll:

Would appreicate your opinion on A Noble Chance.
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Re: Flying Boats - My Father's War In The Mediterranean

Postby apiderw » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:46 am

Its a warming history of the author's war service and later with TEAL and Air New Zealand. In mid 2010 he was still alive and living in Auckland. He must be one of the few of RNZAF 490 squadron left - which was with whom my Dad served.
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