28 Bunkers

Bunkers Chicago Ray a simple farm worker makes his way across the US to join the war effort as an RAF fighter pilot With little experience of life or war Ray s journey will take him further away from

  • Title: 28 Bunkers
  • Author: Elizabeth Braun
  • ISBN: 9781849630900
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chicago, 1941 Ray, a simple farm worker, makes his way across the US to join the war effort as an RAF fighter pilot With little experience of life or war Ray s journey will take him further away from home than he expects In Ludwigshafen, Germany, Erich and Gerda try to raise their young family, cursing the futility of the war whenever the air raid sirens sound EaChicago, 1941 Ray, a simple farm worker, makes his way across the US to join the war effort as an RAF fighter pilot With little experience of life or war Ray s journey will take him further away from home than he expects In Ludwigshafen, Germany, Erich and Gerda try to raise their young family, cursing the futility of the war whenever the air raid sirens sound Each time they take shelter in their town s above ground bunker, they don t know how much devastation and death they will see when they emerge 28 Bunkers tells the story of World War II from many viewpoints Brits, US airmen and Germans as it unfolds Expertly researched, this novel explodes the myths of the war and gives a unique insight into what it was like for the unsung heroes and victims to live through its horrors and joys.

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    1. I've read so much about the war that its difficult to be Its either history or someone person's history or politics or trying to explain this and that or to make people aware. Have we heard it all before? But, its someone's experience that makes it matter, makes it valid, makes it worthy. EB has written her family's experience together with a very well researched 'Every Family' and produced a heart-felt novel. We know that war is horrible, all people suffer and people die. Its not new, unexpect [...]

    2. “28 Bunkers” by Elizabeth Braun is an immaculately researched WW2 drama about the Allied bombings of Ludwigshafen, an industrial city in Germany. Told in separate narratives it describes the war and the Allied bombing of the city from the perspective of a German family in the city, and that of some Allied troops, particularly that of Ray Powell, an American who volunteered to serve as pilot in the RAF.Historically the book gives a lot of insight, from army training to life in the attacked ci [...]

    3. Every conflict has two sides and both believe that they are in the right. However, looking at the mirco-structure, the individual lives affected by a war, everyone suffers, no matter which side they are on. The novel 28 Bunkers brings to life two sides of WWII, in and over Ludwigshafen, Germany. On the one side there are the young American bomber and fighter pilots who are living far from home and are being shot at, while bombing a strategic target. Each mission becomes a fight for survival. On [...]

    4. Chicago, 1941: Ray, a simple farm worker, makes his way across the US to join the war effort as an RAF fighter pilot. With little experience – of life or war – Ray’s journey will take him further away from home than he expects. In Ludwigshafen, Germany, Erich and Gerda try to raise their young family, cursing the futility of the war whenever the air raid sirens sound. Each time they take shelter in their town’s above ground bunker, they don’t know how much devastation and death they wi [...]

    5. This is another First Reads book that I received. I thought this was a good book. Liked that it was based off of events that happened to family members of the author. Gave you a good feel of how things occured and were percieved from both sides of the war. I felt myself getting into the characters. Looking forward to the next chapter to see what was going to unfold next in their lives.

    6. This was an excellent book! it did a great job of showing different perspectives during the war. I could barely put it down!

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