Len Deighton’s Bomber, both the original novel and the 1995 Radio 4 adaptation, have had a huge impact on both readers and listeners of the last flight of O Orange for decades. But how has this impact affected the view of Bomber Command and did Len get it right? Dr Dan Ellin the archivist and historian for the International Bomber Command Center Digital Archive and James Jefferies, PhD Candidate and Assistant Lecturer at the University of Essex, join me to discuss Bomber’s place in Bomber Command’s histography.
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