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    DescriptionThese 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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    Title
    Shot Down and on the Run
    Subtitle
    True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews of WWII
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Pitchfork
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 345 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905615063
    ISBN 10: 190561506X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    DC22: 940.54
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A44010000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    B&T Approval Code: A14204062
    DC22: 940.5481
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000, HIS027160
    Thema V1.0: NHW
    Illustrations note
    30 b/w illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    The National Archives
    Publication date
    30 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond