Author(s): Kathryn Spurling
A Grave Too Far Away illuminates the war experiences of the men of Bomber Command and the terrible effects the war had on their families - an estimated 11,000 Australians lost a loved one for the Bomber Command cause. The Spitfires and Hurricanes of RAF Fighter Command defended the United Kingdom against German aerial attacks and was a major turning point of the war. Read the moving, true stories of British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand air force men and women who played vital roles in destroying a significant portion of the Nazi Germany war industry. An unbelievably important role was heaped onto the shoulders of a squad with an average age of 22 (some as young as 18), but their valiant efforts and ability to transcend the most dire war circumstances enabled them to force Germany to relocate crucial resources into defending the home front. This book is a tribute to the Australians who served in Bomber Command during World War II and made the ultimate sacrifice - read their astonishing tales.
Kathryn Spurling is the author of Cruel Conflict: The Triumph and Tragedy of HMAS Perth.