Shot Down and on the Run
The RCAF and Commonwealth Aircrews Who Got Home from Behind Enemy Lines, 1940-1945
By (author) Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork
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Shot Down and on the Run by Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork
Book DescriptionThe stories of many POW escapees are well known, but what about those who miraculously evaded capture in the first place and returned to fight another day? This compelling book tells some of the epic stories of the thousands of shot-down airmen, including Canadians from across the country, who got out from behind enemy lines in Europe, the Far East, and Africa during the Second World War. Based on special first-hand interviews and new research into official debriefing documents held at Britain's National Archives, many of these accounts have never been published before. This books explores the pivotal role of military intelligence in the training, support, and organization of escape and evasion; it also features rare photographs of the evaders and their helpers. Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork, MBE, served in the RAF for 36 years and was subsequently a director of Military Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence. His previous books include Men Behind the Medals and The Buccaneers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781550024838
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: Canada
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Author Biography - Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork
Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork, MBE, served in the RAF for 36 years and was subsequently a director of Military Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence. His previous books include Men Behind the Medals and The Buccaneers.
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