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101 Nights

Ray Ollis, Robert Brokenmouth

101 Nights
The bombing campaign to destroy Hitler's Nazi Germany was waged by Allied flyers from not only England and the US, but also with many Australian men like Ray Ollis. Flying as a navigator, Ray was assigned to 101 Squadron operating the famed Lancaster bomber, fitted with the latest electronic warfare measures.

Ray Ollis's lightly fictionalised record of his own experiences flying over the heart of Germany at night provides a gripping account of this critical phase of history.

Praise for 101 Nights:
'Editor Robert Brokenmouth has lovingly “restored” this epic story to the shelves, where it certainly deserves a place among the finest of military memoirs. For all its subsequent fictionalisation, Ray’s memoir depicts those dramatic times with remarkable accuracy and immediacy. Here’s a revealing, informative and entertaining action-thriller which will captivate readers.' - Mary Ann Elliott, The Chronicle, Toowoomba

'A beautifully written window into the doomed youth of Bomber Command ... You won’t be able to put it down.' - Andy Wright, Flightpath

'Ollis cleverly maintains the suspense, and the descriptions of the fighter attacks, flak on bombing raids when the plane is hit, or a crash landing behind German lines are gripping.' - Jen Kershaw, Glam Adelaide

'The camaraderie and deeds of those days, never to be seen again, deserves to be faithfully recorded and none did a better job than Ray Ollis in his splendid book 101 Nights.' - Mike Garbett

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Format Paperback
Size 210 x 135 mm
ISBN 9781743054055
Extent 384 pages
Price: AU$29.95 including GST
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