B for Buster (E–book)

  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • B for Buster
  • Iain Lawrence
  • English
  • 09 January 2019
  • 9780385730860

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Read B for Buster Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Iain Lawrence Iain Lawrence ☆ 2 Read & download Nicknamed after his hometown of Kakabeka Canada Kak dreams of flying with the Allied bombers in World War II So at 16 underage and desperate to escape his abusive parents he enlists in the Canadian Air Force Soon he is trained as a wireless operator and sent to a suadron in England where he’s unabashedly gung ho about flying his first op He thinks the night ops over Germany will be like the heroic missions of his fa. 12 July 2004 B FOR BUSTER by Iain Lawrence Random HouseDelacorte June 2004 ISBN 0 385 73086 1 ISBN Library 0 385 90108 9 In an upstairs room in BlackpoolBy the side of a northern seaThe army had my fatherAnd my mother was having meMilitary madness was killing my countrySolitary sadness comes over me Graham Nash Military Madness As someone who couldn t kill another person for any reason and who cannot condone governmental sanctioned killing of any kind World War II is an extremely complicated topic for me The ongoing extermination of all those people by Hitler s forces would be something if I had been alive at the time I couldn t have just ignored My response options wouldn t have been as simple as merely running away from the insanity in the manner that I intended to avoid involvement in the Vietnam War had it lasted a little longer Is there anybody here who thinks thatFollowin the orders takes away the blameIs there anybody hereWho wouldn t mind a murder by another nameIs there anybody here whose pride is on the lineWith the honor of the brave and the courage of the blindI wanna see him I wanna wish him luckI wanna shake his hand wanna call his namePut a medal on the man Phil Ochs Is There Anybody Here Over the years I ve gotten to know survivors and relatives of survivors of the Concentration camps victims and relatives of victims of the Japanese Internment camps as well as relatives and many family friends who fought for the US in The War After the war my father who was fifteen when they dropped The Bomb joined the Army trained to operate heavy machinery boarded with German families and helped clean up the massive devastation wrought in defeating Hitler Schindler s List is one of my all time favorite movies The idea of successfully scamming the Nazis to save all those lives without resorting to violence as Oskar Schindler is portrayed as having done is certainly the kind of response to which I can relate In my search for great books about WWII LEFT FOR DEAD THE DIVINE WIND THE ART OF KEEPING COOL and THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ADOLF HITLER top my list of recently published YA literature relating to that period of history The latest YA tale set during World War II to intrigue me is Iain Lawrence s B FOR BUSTER the story of a sixteen year old Canadian boy who has snuck away from his mother and abusive father lied about his age and background and finds himself in 1943 Yorkshire England as a wireless operator in a suadron of the Canadian Air Force I set the freuencies on my wireless I fitted the screwdriver into the slot and turned it back and forth to match the numbers on my flimsy It was a chore I had done so often on so many training flights that I found it hard to believe that I was doing it now on the way to Germany astride a belly full of bombs Then I grinned inside my mask to think that I was already on the battlefield fighting in the boundless world of Superman and Buck Rogers on a fabulous field that stretched in all directions and rose from the earth to the heavens I imagined the people below turning their faces to the sky telling each other Look Up in the sky It s a bird it s a plane It s the Kakabeka Kid By the time this first op mission is complete Kak and his fellow trainees have a rather different view of what they ve gotten themselves into The waiting is the hardest part Tom Petty When I was still in school I read a story about a boy who had to choose between two doors Behind one of them was a beautiful princess who would love him forever Behind the other was a tiger who would kill himI didn t remember anything else about the story only those two doors and the boy s terror as he stepped forward to open one of them But in the morning at breakfast I knew exactly how he feltI stared at my plate and waited for the loudspeaker to come on for that English WAAF to tell me if I would fly or not The suadrons are sent out on bombing missions every night the weather is right For Kak nightmares follow missions follow nightmares as their patched up Halifax B for Buster repeatedly makes it to the various target cities and barely back while one by one other suadrons are blown out of the sky leaving empty beds in the bunkhouse that are repeatedly refilled And the battle s just begunThere s many lost but tell me who has won U2 The author is supremely successful in portraying the sights sounds smells and sweat of the plane and the incredible danger Kak s suadron is up against as well as the destruction for which they are responsible But Iain Lawrence s inspiration for writing this book involves the pigeons Each of the Halifaxes carried homing pigeons who could be sent off to the base with a message if a plane was fortunate enough to survive an unexpected landing whether due to attack or to malfunction And it is Kak s relationship with the slovenly mysterious Burt the Pigeoneer that makes B FOR BUSTER an extraordinary tale Taking refuge in the pigeon coop between ops Kak comes to depend on the birds and their enigmatic keeper for his very sanity and survival I stared at the pigeoneer But what if lightning scared him so much that he couldn t fly home Wouldn t appen sir Not to good birds like im and Percy They want to get ome so badly that they keep on going scared or not That s courage sir No I said Real courage is not being scared Oh no sir Pardon me He tipped his head as though saluting Real courage is carrying on though you re scared to bits It s doing what you ave to do Birds are scared of lightning men are scared of dying Anything else wouldn t be proper sir But we all ave to carry on Every little thing Men and birds and fish and worms we all just carry on Readers won t learn anything about the causes or large scale troop movements of World War II for it is Kak s very personal perspective that we are tracking here from utterly naive boy who witnesses horrific sights of death destruction and ghosts to a young man whose every future day will be colored by the War B FOR BUSTER is filled with action and shows what It s really all about The reality Army recruiters like those in the Michael Moore movie couldn t begin to duplicateRichie Partington MLISRichie s Picks

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Read B for Buster Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Iain Lawrence Iain Lawrence ☆ 2 Read & download Crew since he’s already worried that they’ll find out his age Besides none of them seem afraid Only in Bert the slovenly caretaker of the homing pigeons that go on every op does Kak find an unlikely friend Bert seems to understand what the other men don’t talk about the shame the sense of duty and the paralyzing fear As Kak seeks out Bert’s company he somehow finds the strength to face his own uncertain futur. B for Buster was a semi entertaining book for me but I m not much off a reader this book managed to get my attention and adrenalin pumping during the action scene but I found the rest of it uite boring and unentertaining B for buster is about a kid named Kak who is one of the under aged solders that signed up for the army or air force in this case Kak not having much of a good life at home joined the air force before the eligible age and was sent to Britain to fly When Kak arrives at an airfield in Yorkshire his secret is put to the test when his fellow hometown schoolmate Donny While their kak and his crew are assigned to the bomber B for Buster a old Halifax mk 1 that has for sure seen better daysWhen his crew is taken to their assigned hut they realize just what Buster has seen by the scarce number of occupied cots in the hut The next day they go on their first test flight in B for Buster and Kak is chilled by the story of the Halifax s previous crew After that Kak talks to his fellow crew mates and discus their past life and what their future plans are after the war B for Buster is a dramatic adventure set during one of the scariest times in history I recommend this book to anyone who has studied World War II and would like to read fiction set during that time period as well as to those who enjoy reading dramatic novels I thought it captured the importance the various roles they take during wartime very wellTold through the eyes of a sixteen year old boy who shouldn t be their

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Read B for Buster Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Iain Lawrence Iain Lawrence ☆ 2 Read & download Vorite comic book heroes Good will vanuish evil But his first time out in a plane called B for Buster reveals the ops for what they really are a harrowing ordealThe bombing raids bring searchlights artillery from below and night fighters above hunting to take the bombers down One hit Kak knows and B for Buster along with him and his six crewmates could be destroyedKak is terrifiedHe can’t confide his feelings to his. Read aloud to the boys Solid story real characters doesn t gloss over the emotions of war Whiskey Etc evil But his first time out in a plane called B for Buster reveals the ops for what they really are a harrowing ordealThe bombing raids bring searchlights artillery from below and night fighters above hunting to take the bombers down One hit Kak knows and B for Buster along with him and his six crewmates could be destroyedKak is terrifiedHe can’t confide his feelings to his. Read aloud to the boys Solid story real characters doesn t gloss over the