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Description - The Last of the 39ers by Sean Feast

In some ways, Alfie Fripp's war ended when he was shot down on a reconnaissance sortie over Germany in October 1939. In many others, it was only just beginning. Squadron Leader Alfie Fripp (RAF Retd) was the oldest surviving and longest-serving British prisoner of war (PoW) until his death in 2012 - the last of the so-called '39-ers'. Held during World War II in the Nazi PoW camp of Stalag Luft III in Sagan, he was a veteran of the real Great Escape in which he took an active role, and had the sadness of seeing his own skipper - Mike Casey - shot as one of the '50'. But Alfie's story begins well before the outbreak of the Second World War. One of Trenchard's 'Brats', Alfie trained as a wireless operator before spending more than five years in various flying boat squadrons in the Far East. He was again one of the last survivors from the days of the mighty Southampton, Scapa and Singapore flying boats that ruled both the skies and the waves, and helped ensure the safety of the Empire. Told to Sean Feast with striking honesty and simplicity, written with pace and insight, Alfie's story has been brought alive. Accompanied by a superb collection of photographs, this long-overdue account is an excellent chance to discover the story of one of these legendary men.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781909166158
ISBN-10: 1909166154
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 0mm)
Pages: 169
Imprint: Grub Street Publishing
Publisher: Grub Street Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sean Feast

Sean Feast is a well respected aviation historian whose past titles for Grub Street have been Heroic Endeavour, Master Bombers (now in paperback), A Pathfinder's War (with Ted Stocker), and Churchill's Navigator (with John Mitchell) and, most recently, The Pathfinder Companion.

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