By Howard Hewer
The gripping tale of the 20 th century’s maximum fight within the modest voice of a Canadian youngster within the RAF.
In 1940, nineteen-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the subsequent Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was once shattered whilst he used to be chosen as an alternative for a profession as a instant operator in Bomber Command.
But he obtained all of the experience he signed on for. Hewer and his crews of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew vital evening operations over Germany and North Africa, shedding their lethal payloads and dodging enemy flak.
And he was once now not continuously a lot more secure at the flooring. He survived the Blitz in London, a U-boat assault within the South Atlantic, a fire-fight with Italian troops close to el-Alamien, in addition to chaste amorous affairs, fistfights, and beers with Boer rebels.
Self-deprecating, bittersweet, and alive to either the horrors of battle and the friendships and braveness of the boys and girls who struggle it, In for a Penny, In for a Pound is the unforgettable tale of a tender Canadian’s event of history’s maximum battle.