Reviews – Cocky Lobin over Germany

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As a teenager I was always hearing about my Uncle Bill who at the age of 21 flew and died over Germany while with 106 Squadron. I thought little about it until recently when I read Daryl’s book and I was transported into the confines of a noisy, vibrating Lancaster. I felt part of the crew on their frightening and dangerous bombing mission over Germany in 1944. Their youthful bravery and commitment brought me to tears … - Bill Picken

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This is a must read for those of us intrigued by the air battles of WWII, and those who took part in them. This is the story of a crew participating in a terrifying mission over Germany, coupled with insight into their life on a bomber station, their fears, their hopes and their dreams. A group of young men barely out of their teens, bound together by war and comradeship … the next flight may very well be their last. - Mike Hockin

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Daryl again engages the reader with his unique style, mixing raw emotions with deft technical explanations to explore the milieu of men and women subjected to the horrors of the bomber war.  ‘Cocky Lobin’ is a snapshot of one short period in the long and deadly struggle which was the Air War over Europe, bought to life by Daryl’s gift for storytelling.  A ‘must read’ for all of us who grew up knowing men and women who were part of that War, but most likely never spoke of it.  Most are gone now, but ‘Cocky Lobin’ allows us a glimpse of their lives – John Bucknell

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Cocky Lobin makes for a good read and is an action packed story appealing to all readers who enjoy a good war story backed up by history – the research and detail is excellent. Daryl has once again demonstrated his talent as a writer with this book which is every bit as exciting as his first two books. - Ian Livingstone-Blevins

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Cocky Lobin quickly draws you into the storyline with well-paced narrative, convincing characters, and impressive and authentic detail that only comes from painstaking research. I loved it. - Jeremy Martineau

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The noise, the vibration, the fear and the humour mixed with the smell of grease and 100-octane petrol make this book a captivating read. This is a fitting tribute to the thousands who fought and died in the skies over Europe. The characters and the stories of their lives bring this book to life in vivid detail, I felt part of it … - Clive Cooke