Although Tail-End Charlies
contains 22 photographs, it offers no maps or appendices of bomber and crew losses, bomb tonnages, sorties flown, targets hit, and the like.
Phillip Price, the world No 119, beat Phil Mickelson, the world No 2 by 3&2 and Jesper Parnevik, the tail-end Charlie
, took a half off Tiger Woods.
Of course, you have to back that up with performance - nobody wants to support a tail-end Charlie
- but we have got some strengths from the previous regime and we're in an open market so we'll go out and chase the best deals.
Nothing has been decided yet, but the possibility of running the Bumper as the last race of the meeting has not gone down well in Ireland and one of their leading owners, Noel O'Callaghan, told me that he simply wouln't have a runner in the race if it played the role of tail-end Charlie
and Cheltenham may find many others opting for Aintree of Punchestown instead.
England were still not safe, but it was beyond Peter Such - a true tail-end Charlie
- to hit the last ball for three.
Charlie's story, narrated as if in his own words, is remembered in Tail-End Charlie
, a new book by his son, children's author Mick Manning.
The tail-end Charlie
on Thursday night picked up pounds 650 and last place yesterday guaranteed a pounds 5,520 pay cheque.
In this kind of rearguard action, the specialist batsman normally has to protect the tail-end Charlie
But surely MacAskill could have done more to ensure bosses were up to speed - rather than bending rules to suit tail-end Charlies
To get an accurate picture of what took place I have consulted various books, including Berlin, by the eminent war historian Antony Beevor, and Tail-end Charlies
, by Nichol and Rennell.
, The Last Battles Of The Bomber War, John Nichol and Tony Rennell, Penguin, pounds 18.
His latest book, Tail-End Charlies
, The Final Battles of the Bomber War 1944-45, is published by Viking in November, priced pounds 18.