During the Second World War, 156 RAF men successfully escaped from German PoW camps in Western Europe. A further 1,975 men evaded capture after having been shot down over this same territory. Martin Bowman has drawn together tales of just a handful of these men, illustrating the bravery and resourcefulness that characterised their experiences. British, American, and Canadian pilot testimonies all feature, as does the fascinating story of a female secret agent, parachuted behind enemy lines. By bringing these stories together, Bowman is able to capture an authentic sense of the times at hand and the reality of life as an escaper/evader during this tumultuous and incredibly dangerous time. This is an entertaining publication set to keep readers on the edge of the seats, and it serves as a tribute to the courageous individuals who found themselves behind enemy lines during the Second World War.
VOICES IN FLIGHT: RAF ESCAPERS AND EVADERS IN WWII
Astonishingly, 156 RAF flyers escaped and almost 2,000 successfully evaded the clutches of the Germans in western Europe during the Second World War. Martin Bowman has drawn on the stories of just a few of these escapers and evaders to compile a brilliant history, showing their courage and resourcefulness at every turn.
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Hardback, 236 pages