Book Review: Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

May 4, 2017

Airborne by Robert Radcliffe is a historical fiction book about an English air-borne medic who became a POW in WWII.

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Airborne by Robert Radcliffe is an epic tale which takes the reader on a sometimes messy journey of two men whose fortunes entwines during the war. The novel is so well written, that I unless you keep in mind that it is fictional it would be easy to convince yourself that you are reading someone’s memoirs.

The book is fast, the story moves quickly from one timeline to another and through different characters. I suggest that if you don’t have the time to read at least 4-5 chapters pick up something else and come back as soon as you’ll have time. Otherwise it might be difficult to keep track of where you left off.

I truly enjoyed this book and was sad it ended, I learned a few things but even if I didn’t, the author’s voice is so convincing that he could have told me the Nazis had a moon base and I’d buy it.

The book is extremely entertaining, well written and well researched. The plot is convenient, but that was, for me, part of the fun and I’m looking forward to the second book in the series.

Theo Trickey, a paratrooper, was part of the largest airborne offensive in history, the Battle of Arnhem September 1944, 36,000 troops land by gliders or parachutes on the Dutch/German border. Nine days later half would be casualties including Theo who is not expected to survive.
Captain Daniel Garland, a medical officer, takes care of Theo and nurses back from the dead only to realize there is something unusual about the young paratrooper.

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