Across The Blood–Red Skies [Pdf/E–book]

  • Hardcover
  • 325
  • Across The Blood-Red Skies
  • Robert Radcliffe
  • English
  • 10 December 2019
  • 1408701855

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Across The Blood-Red Skies review µ 105 Rror as a succession of comrades inexperienced under trained and hopelessly idealistic are shot down burned maimed and killed while somehow he survives Struggling to make sense of the conflict George forms an awkward friendship with William Mac MacBride an enigmatic Canadian ace waging his own private war ag. Wonderful drama about friendship romance coming of age all caught up in a merciless bloody war

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Across The Blood-Red Skies review µ 105 Spring Under furious attack both from the ground and the air the average survival time of a First World War reconnaissance pilot is eighteen hours George Duckwell reluctant novice hero of the Royal Flying Corps is living on borrowed time Having joined up to escape disgrace at home George can only watch in ho. This I will admit was a bit of a departure for me from my usual reading choices but I like to explore other works and I will admit this was a very compelling read It follows 3 characters through the first world war though it concentrates on George Duckwell a fictitious character realistically inserted in to historical events in and around the Royal Flying CorpsThe book for me having never flown an aeroplane let alone one of the craft described in this book portrays the gritty and horrify This I will admit was a bit of a departure for me from my usual reading choices but I like to explore other works and I will admit this was a very compelling read It follows 3 characters through the first world war though it concentrates on George Duckwell a fictitious character realistically inserted in to historical events in and around the Royal Flying CorpsThe book for me having never flown an aeroplane let alone one of the craft described in this book portrays the gritty and horrifying events of the war from which over 15 million are estimated to have died I am always in two minds over military stories based in real conflicts The first is that should we really be seeking entertainment from some of the most horrific events in our history perpetrated by our fellow man but at the same time events like this created some of the most dramatic and powerful character forming moments As many a cliche goes it is the furnaces of war that a mans spirit is forgedAnd I must admit I did appreciate that one of the characters in the story was a female volunteer in the civilian ambulance service I know that Robert Radcliffe has written a number of other books which I think I will take a closer look at now after reading this

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Across The Blood-Red Skies review µ 105 Ainst the legendary Red Baron But when Mac falls for George s sweetheart front line nurse Emily heartbroken George learns that Mac s mysterious past is darker than he imagined and the fragile bond that keeps the two men alive comes under threat on the eve of the most lethal conflict the modern world has know. When I found out that the author of Under an English Heaven had written a novel about flying in the First World War I couldn t grab it uickly enough 1917 s Bloody April is the backdrop for a story of three people and their intertwined lives George who has fled emotionally distant parents and trouble at school to fly FE2 Bathtubs over France Mac his Canadian pilot friend with a dangerous secret and Emily witnessing horrors as she drives an ambulance for the FANYs and tries to work out When I found out that the author of Under an English Heaven had written a novel about flying in the First World War I couldn t grab it uickly enough 1917 s Bloody April is the backdrop for a story of three people and their intertwined lives George who has fled emotionally distant parents and trouble at school to fly FE2 Bathtubs over France Mac his Canadian pilot friend with a dangerous secret and Emily witnessing horrors as she drives an ambulance for the FANYs and tries to work out what she really wants from life The story skips back and forth through 1917 switching between point of view characters and from first to third person as it goes This was slightly off putting at first but when I began to see the bigger pattern I found the device compelling