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Reach for the Sky


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Part of the Cassell Military Paperback 'Read a Great Movie' promotion A best-seller, this is the biography of Britain's most famous airman and hero of World War Two Also famous as a film starring Kenneth Moore The success of BADER: THE MAN AND HIS MEN by Michael G Burns, also in the Cassell Military Paperback series

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During the war Paul Brickhill was shot down over German territory and sent to a prisoner of war camp. After the war he wrote about the numerous escape attempts in which he was involved in THE GREAT ESCAPE.


A remarkable story about a remarkable English WW 2 RAF pilot who refused to be put down or aside after a tragic accident left him without legs. An inspirational and real figure, just a normal man who refused to sit by * ReadsObserver *
Brickhill, himself a fighter pilot and a POW, tells Bader's story with authenticity. He writes in an empathetic, almost affectionate manner, portraying his subject's personal qualities, both good and bad, in the best possible light * HistoryNet *
In 1941 [Bader] was shot down and captured by the Germans, who treated him with great respect - even allowing the Brits to drop in a new prosthetic leg. He became such a nuisance for the Germans, who were becoming increasingly annoyed by the number of attempted escapes he made * DAILY MAIL *

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