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Good summary of Korean air war

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-2020

I was concerned by the title that this book would focus solely on fighter combat in the Korean War, Andy that does form the majority of the book. However there is also considerable time devoted to strategic bombing and the activities of fighter bombers during the war. It provided a really good overview of all sorts of air combat. I would’ve liked to have seen a little more emphasis on the work of other UN forces but understand that as the work of an American author it will mostly focus on US involvement. I recommend this title for anybody who would like to gain an in-depth understanding of the air war in Korea.

Great - story but the political biases is of the authors showthrough

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-2020

Overall I enjoyed this book. The first person accounts of the pilots were excellent. The book was clearly well researched and hearing the story in the pilots own words was great. There is too much emphasis on the failings of Robert McNamara’s wider Vietnam strategy. And the reporting of this was full of highly subjective language. The bare facts are damming enough, and didn’t need to so heavily laboured. I liked the section on the development of guided weapons, and I would’ve liked to have heard a bit more about this.