The dramatic account of the last British bomber raid - the long-range attack on Stanley airfield that opened the Falklands War.
Rowland White is the author of three critically acclaimed works of aviation history: Vulcan 607, Phoenix Squadron and Storm Front. All three have been Sunday Times top ten bestsellers. His writing has appeared in a variety of national magazines and newspapers including the Guardian, Daily Mail and Esquire magazine. Born and brought up in Cambridge, Rowland studied Modern History at Liverpool University. He has held a private pilot's licence since 1998 and lives near Cambridge with his wife and three young children.
"Exciting and breathtakingly pacy...This is exactly how modern
history should be written" * Andy McNab *
"Gripping, endlessly fascinating detail. I read the book in one sitting: it is an utterly compelling war story, brilliantly written" * Simon Winchester *
"A masterwork of narrative history. Brilliantly described, the story of an impossible British mission is a compelling one; it's telling long overdue" * Clive Cussler *
"Big heavy bombers. Proper old-fashioned heroism. And triumph of ingenuity over limited funding. So far as I'm concerned, it has the lot and to cap it all it reads like fiction when it's actually fact. I more than enjoyed it, it could have been written specially for me" * Jeremy Clarkson *
"Exceptional...Written like the very best thriller, it draws the reader into the exclusive world of the combat crew in a unique and truly gripping way" * John Nichol *