Under a Bomber's Moon: The True Story of Two Airmen at War Over Germany

Author(s): Stephen Harris

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They were the best of enemies - dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany, a RAF navigator-bomber from New Zealand and a Luftwaffe pilot seek out their targets, testing the gap between success and their own destruction as they cross each other's paths. The odds are heavily against either of them making it through the war, but as this sobering realization displaces their initial exuberant adventurism, both come to see in their youthful sacrifice the survival of all they hold dear. Under a Bomber's Moon reaches across the divide of years of geography and nationality to tell their story largely in their own words - describing both the breathtaking clashes in the air and the camaraderie, humour, patriotism and personal tragedies that became their war. Stephen Harris began his journey of discovery because he wanted to know the truth of his great-uncle Colwyn Jones' fate. With Col's vividly written letters and diaries as a starting-point, he set out to discover what really happened.


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Stephen Harris is a career diplomat.He trained as a journalist, working for the Auckland Star, the Dominion and the National Business Review, a presenter and editor for Radio Deutsche Welle in Germany, and later as the Political Correspondent for Radio New Zealand. After completing a six-year assignment at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin, he returned to New Zealand with his family late last year and is now Deputy Director in the Middle East and Africa Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Wellington. This is his first book.

General Fields

  • : 9781848845657
  • : Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • : Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • : July 2011
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephen Harris
  • : Hardback
  • : 940.5440922
  • : 224
  • : Illustrations