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Reviews by James Buttinger

The Zeppelin Destroyer

by William le Queux

A good beach book. Often repetitive (perhaps published as a serial?). Anglo propaganda with over-the-top dramatics (but, after all, his men were dying going "over-the-top" and under the bombs of the Zeps). Intriguing look into Great War command, control, communications. Builds to a great set piece finale! Chapters on flying in the early days really quite good, the best of the book. Would love to see reworked as a 90 minute Masterpiece Theater like "The 39 Steps"!

Reviewed on 2010.04.02

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