Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews of WWII

Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews of WWII


By (author) Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork

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  • Publisher: The National Archives
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 194mm x 28mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond
  • ISBN 10: 190561506X
  • ISBN 13: 9781905615063
  • Illustrations note: 30 b/w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 487,528

Product description

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 warIllustrated 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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