Voices in Flight: RAF Escapers and Evaders in WWII

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Another book from a well-established author of WWII RAF actions and activities that benefits from a strong and developing knowledge of his favoured topics. There are two excellent photo plate sections to support a well-researched text. There is good pace and the story is of the covert elements of war. This is a story of considerable bravery, both of the aircrew, evaders and escapers, but also of ordinary men and women in Occupied Europe who were prepared to risk their lives to help downed airmen and POWs who were trying to return to Britain to carry on the fight. This is a must-read book and should appeal to a wide readership. It contains inspiring stories that need to be recounted.

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NAME: Voices in Flight: RAF Escapers and Evaders in WWII
DATE: 180615
FILE: R2192
AUTHOR: Martin W Bowman
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 236
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, Second World War, World War Two, RAF, Bomber Command, Tactical Air Force, fighter sweeps, downed, aircrew, POWs, escapees, evaders, Resistance, escape lines, occupied territory
ISBN: 1-78383-175-8
IMAGE: B2192.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: Another book from a well-established author of WWII RAF actions and activities that benefits from a strong and developing knowledge of his favoured topics. There are two excellent photo plate sections to support a well-researched text. There is good pace and the story is of the covert elements of war. This is a story of considerable bravery, both of the aircrew, evaders and escapers, but also of ordinary men and women in Occupied Europe who were prepared to risk their lives to help downed airmen and POWs who were trying to return to Britain to carry on the fight. This is a must-read book and should appeal to a wide readership. It contains inspiring stories that need to be recounted.

The massive air war over Europe meant that, British and Canadian aircrews, later joined by US aircrews, and airmen from around the British Empire and the ‘Free Forces’ aircrew who had escaped from their ravished countries to fight for the Allies, would involve a number of survivors of downed planes. As the air war continued the losses by Allied Air Forces were terrible. Fortunately a relatively large number survived and either went on the run in occupied territory, or were taken prisoner, only to escape and try to reach freedom.

This is an entertaining collection of stories that will keep the reader turning pages to the end.

There are some extraordinary stories that are stirring and emotional. The level of courage and determination of what were mainly young people, is amazing. A great read – don’t miss it.

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