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Vulcan 607 by Rowland White
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Dec 05, 10

bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in February, 2007

A bit of a British Bulldog rip-snorter, chocks away lads, and let's give the Hun a damn good thrashing. This time, however, the enemy was the Argentineans, and the fact that they were so far away provided the story - how do you bomb the bastards when they're so far away you need to refuel your old Vulcan bomber seventeen times to make the return journey? But they did it, in a one-off attack that wasn't repeated, despite the fact that they did actually hit the targeted Stanley airfield they intended to. The psychological significance of what they managed was the achievement, bringing good news to Blighty and saving Thatcherism in the process. This book managed to haul me out of the January reading doldrums and gave me an appetite for non-fiction and history that had been dormant for a long time.
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