RAF Escapers and Evaders in WWII

Martin W. Bowman

 
Date Published :
March 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Voices in Flight
Illustration :
16pp b/w Photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781783831753
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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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 characterized 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.

About The Author
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Martin Bowman is one of Britain’s foremost aviation historians and has written many books and articles. He lives in Norwich.

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