Its pilots called a stringbaga biplane produced between the wars still in service at the beginning of the war conducting amazing raids on shipping and enemy ports most famous perhaps its role in the attack on the italian navy at taranto. To war in a stringbag is the extraordinary autobiography of an extraordinary naval aviator commander charles lamb who experienced combat from the first days of world war ii until the final stages of the pacific campaign stringbag was the nickname of the legendary fairey swordfish a . to war in a stringbag is the extraordinary true story of commander charles lamb a pilot in the british navys fleet air arm who flew the fairey swordfish a sturdy robust multi seat naval aircraft that served a variety of roles in world war ii among them reconnaissance at sea and on land day or night convoy escort duties anti submarine searches and attacks torpedo and dive bombing . Told with humility humour and self deprecation war in a stringbag is a joy and an honour to read read more one person found this helpful helpful comment report abuse simon doherty 50 out of 5 stars an extraordinary tale told with extraordinary humility january 23 2002 format paperback. To war in a stringbag is a firsthand telling of british carrier aviation that testifies to the importance of some of those developments i think that one of the attractions of this book is the very british understated humour contained in it
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