Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews of WWII (Paperback)

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Description


First hand accounts of adventure and bravery from RAF pilots shot down and forced to flee enemy forces.

Thousands of airmen shot down over enemy soil between 1940 and 1945 miraculously escaped capture. This compelling narrative reveals their stories, based on first-hand interviews, photographs and official documents, featuring heroes from Britain, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries.

These men knew extreme adversity: hunger, thirst, injury, isolation and the constant fear of capture. They also knew great kindness from the local people who risked everything to help them. Their journeys to safety – often across savage terrain – tested human endurance and ingenuity to the very limit.

About the Author


Graham Pitchfork MBE served in the RAF for 36 years and was a Director of Military Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence. He is the author of many books including Shot Down and in the Drink and Shot Down and on the Run.

Praise For…


“a book of quality … informs, entertains and uplifts the spirits” —Royal Air Force Historical Society

“some remarkable stories … a fitting memorial” —Air Chief Marshal Sir Lewis Hodges



Product Details
ISBN: 9781472827227
ISBN-10: 1472827228
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: July 18th, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English