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By Richard Townshend Bickers

WWII. 1943.

Along the coasts of occupied Europe, moves opposed to enemy transport are one of the most threatening of the R.A.F.’s operations.

Even extra deadly are assaults on enemy-held harbours.

Most perilous of all…: air moves within the fjords of Norway. slender and twisting, precipitous mountains tower on either side. Freezing water capacity loss of life to any airman shot down.

As bold pilot Bob Allard and his navigator Stephen Barnes set of on one such venture, they've got little concept of what awaits them…

An emergency touchdown in Nazi-occupied Norway marks the genuine starting in their adventure.

Can they continue to exist in those inhospitable stipulations, break out catch via the Germans, and phone the underground Milorg workforce to safe their manner home?

Depicting the braveness and resistance of the Norwegians lower than brutal Nazi oppression – and the ability and crafty of those R.A.F. airmen – ‘The Beaufighters’ compellingly intertwines the narratives of those international locations of their struggle opposed to the Germans.

Praise for Richard Bickers:

'A exciting web page turner.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling writer of 'Trade Off'.

Richard Townsend Bickers volunteered for the RAF at the outbreak of the second one global battle and served, with an everlasting fee, for eighteen years. He wrote a number army fiction and non-fiction books, together with ‘Torpedo Attack’, ‘My Enemy got here Nigh’ and ‘Summer of No Surrender’.

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