They Flew Night After Night, to Targets They Could Not See, for Reasons They Did Not Know

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Author Martin Whittle exposes the mental anguish bomber crews faced during WWII, in new book

Men and women in any war must experience fear and often witness terrible things.

As the sun sets, seven men climb aboard the Lancaster M-Mother and set out to fly over Germany knowing they have already lost their navigator and rear gunner due to the war. With the accelerating pace of the war, devastating effects begin to seep into the crew.

Author Martin Whittle’s book, “Just Another Trip,” follows the lives of seven young men who are involved in one of the most dangerous aspects of World War II, the bomber war over Europe. The story creates a tangible sense of fear and horror as the crew sets out at nightfall to fly over Germany.

Although the characters in the book are fictional, “Just Another Trip” is rooted on historical facts. Whittle sheds light on threatening issues crews faced such as battle fatigue and the fear of being labeled Lack of Moral Fibre, or LMF.

“Men and women in any war must experience fear and often witness terrible things,” said Whittle. “This is as true today as it was in World War II.”

Martin Whittle was born in London at the end of World War II and spent his childhood playing war games with the other children in bombsites. As Whittle explored the issue of battle fatigue he drew from his own life experiences as a trainee doctor and the effect endless work and increasing fatigue had on his mental state.

“While on the ground these men lived life to the full,” said Whittle. “But their courage to carry on flying night after night knowing the likeliness of death underscored their extraordinary bravery.”

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Just Another Trip
By: Martin Whittle
ISBN: 978-1-5049-43147
Available in softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Author House

About the author
Martin Whittle was born in London in 1944, toward the end of World War II. He qualified as a doctor from the University of Manchester, UK. Whittle retired in 2006 and resides in Lymington, England.

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