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Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of Raf and Commonwealth Aircrews of Wwii [Paperback]

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Item description for Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of Raf and Commonwealth Aircrews of Wwii by Graham Pitchfork...

These extraordinary true stories retell the experiences of British, Canadian, Australian and other Commonwealth airmen who survived behind enemy lines. Based on first-hand accounts and the little known official debriefs, they evoke both the heroic characters and the hostile terrain they endured including: * The Halifax pilot shot down in northern Germany who walked and cycled over 1000 miles to safety in Barcelona * The Wellington crew who were rescued after a 400-mile, 28-day trek through an African desert * The pilot officer who fell in love with a Dutch resistance fighter; she was betrayed and sent to Ravensbruck, yet both lived to get married after the war Illustrated with rare photographs of evaders and their rescuers, the book also explores the organization and evasion by the shadowy Military Intelligence body MI9.

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Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   National Archives of England
ISBN  190561506X  
ISBN13  9781905615063  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork, MBE, served in the RAF for 36 years and was subsequently a director of Military Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence. His previous books include "Men Behind the Medals" and "The Buccaneers".

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9Books > Subjects > History > Military Science

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