Tail End Charlie


This large paperback combines a variety of writing styles with different graphics to present both the central story and an array of interesting facts.

Created by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom, whose distinctive books have won many awards.

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As a boy, Mick Manning listened to his father’s hair-raising tales about life as an RAF airgunner during the Second World War.  Now, years later, Mick has carefully recreated those stories, writing them down as if his dad was speaking the words.  In collaboration with Brita Granstrom, he has illustrated them too.  It’s for Charlie’s grandchildren – and for everyone.

Find out what it was really like to:  Put up with food rationing – Undergo RAF training – Take off in a bomber – Fly into flak – Face enemy fighters – Fly Night ops – Survive the Battle of the Bulge.

Compelling and coherent.  The combination of a strong line and often vibrant colours bring the experiences vividly to life. – Books for Keeps