Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552106879
  • 9780552106870

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Reach for the Sky in which Paul Brickhill told the amazing story of Douglas Bader, legless flier in the RAF, is here matched by the story of another flier, who faced even greater odds. For he lost both legs before his flying training was complete- and at 19 faced his detestation for flying and a determination to fly again. Learning to walk on his "tin feet" was an agonizing process. With the help of friends he was again accepted by the RAF as a fighter pilot, and flew many missions before he crashed over occupied France. Seriously injured, his face disfigured, his leg stumps so damaged that his artificial limbs were useless, he was sent from prison camp to prison camp - and was finally returned to England, an exchanged prisoner. Further surgery - marriage- and meeting the challenge of a severely handicapped civilian, these successive steps round out a book, always "underwritten" in typically British manner, but for that very reason a book that anyone suffering physical or mental handicap would find inspiring, and that should be valuable to physicians, surgeons and psychiatrists. The further market of the laymen who like a well-told story of victory over odds will find it well worth reading. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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