Skalski

Against All Odds

Franciszek Grabowski

The story of General Stanisław Skalski, VM & bar, KW & 3bars, DSO, DFC & 2bars, the leading Polish fighter ace, who gallantly served from the first to the last day of the Second World War.
Date Published :
June 2017
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
29 black & white photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781555491
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.15 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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Skalski—against all odds provides a gripping and detailed account on the career of General Stanislaw Skalski, VM & bar, KW & 3bars, DSO, DFC & 2bars, the leading Polish fighter ace. Skalski gallantly served from the first day of the Second World War, becoming the first ace of the conflict, and continued his service through the Battle of Britain, Channel offensive, Tunisian & Italian campaigns, and Normandy landings. He finished the war on staff positions. Returning to communist Poland, he was duly arrested on charges of spying on behalf of Great Britain, and sentenced to death. He was not executed, and after spending eight years in prison, he rejoined service, to fly MiG-15 jet fighters. He continued his service at non-flying positions, and following retirement, he was involved in popularizing aviation as well as in politics. The story is based on a number of documents, many of them published here for the first time and in most cases previously unavailable to the English reader.

About The Author
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Franciszek Grabowski is a researcher of Polish Aviation, with a number of articles published. He puts his emphasis on the wartime and post-war activities of the Polish airmen, including various covert and intelligence actions.

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