Night Madness: A Rear Gunners Tale of Love, Courage, Adversity and Hope In WWII by Richard PyvesNight Madness: A Rear Gunners Tale of Love, Courage, Adversity and Hope In WWII by Richard Pyves

Night Madness: A Rear Gunners Tale of Love, Courage, Adversity and Hope In WWII

byRichard Pyves

Paperback | October 27, 2012

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Night Madness chronicles the incredible story of Ron Pyves, a teenager who fought as a tail-gunner over the wartorn skies of Europe during those last deadly months to eliminate Hitler's hold over Europe. For 35 harrowing nights, Ron and his crew flew out from the Scottish coast, deep into the Rhineland. Despite skies dark with Messerschmitts and deadly anti-aircraft flak, they returned to home-base, only to face the fight, night after night.

Breaking all odds for a tail-gunner, Ron made it through the war physically intact, only to face a new battle on the homefront -fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by the memories of battle and his participation in the deadly bombing of Dresden.

Based on interviews, painstaking archival research, and a long-distance love affair captured in daily correspondence, Rick Pyves weaves together a touching love story and one man's very personal war.

Richard Pyves is an avid historian and genealogist. He grew up in Montreal and is a graduate of McGill University. He now lives near Toronto. Night Madness is the story of his father.Richard Pyves is an avid historian and genealogist. He grew up in Montreal and is a graduate of McGill University. He now lives near Toronto. Night Madnes...
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Title:Night Madness: A Rear Gunners Tale of Love, Courage, Adversity and Hope In WWIIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 27, 2012Publisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:088995464X

ISBN - 13:9780889954649

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I love the way this book is written. You get a picture not only of what people minds and bodies went through during the was but also their hearts.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read Well researched and written. Richard paints a portrait on a love story between his future father and mother against the backdrop of WWII through letters between them. The day to day life of the two of them is well done. His father's survival of more than 30 missions as a rear gunner is remarkable. Recommended.
Date published: 2016-11-29