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Bring Back My Stringbag

Swordfish Pilot at War, 1940-1945

By Kilbracken, John
1997, Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.
ISBN 0850524954
Paperback, 245 pages, 17 b&w photos, 1 map

Descripton: From the publisher: Vigorous, light-hearted and extraordinarily vivid, this account by Lord Kilbracken of his five years in the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War provides a remarkable picture of personal dealings with Swordfish aircraft, affectionately known as Stringbags, which, he asserts, 'seemed to have been left in the war by mistake.' At the same time he reveals what a significant, often dramatic, role they played in the world course of hostilities. Revised edition of the book first published in 1979.

From the review: At first glance and indeed until the last chapter, this book seems to be nothing more than a mildly entertaining upper-class memoir of wartime service. The tone is light-hearted, often flippant, even when recounting near brushes with death. However, ...
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