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The sky suspended : a fighter pilot's story

Author: Jim Bailey
Publisher: Leicester : Ulverscroft, 2006.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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While studying at Oxford University in the warm summer of 1939, Jim Bailey knew that war with Germany was looming. From a world of books and words, the nineteen-year-old saw that this was his moment to grasp something more real and, despite his fear of combat, he signed up to train as a pilot for the Royal Air Force and defend his country. Baily flew fighters throughout World War II, from the Battle of Britain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Jim Bailey; Jim Bailey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Bailey
ISBN: 1846171709 9781846171703
OCLC Number: 62265786
Notes: This ed. originally published: London: Bloomsbury, 1990.
Description: 281 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jim Bailey.

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While studying at Oxford University in the warm summer of 1939, Jim Bailey knew that war with Germany was looming. From a world of books and words, the nineteen-year-old saw that this was his moment to grasp something more real and, despite his fear of combat, he signed up to train as a pilot for the Royal Air Force and defend his country. Baily flew fighters throughout World War II, from the Battle of Britain through Gibraltar and the Anzio beach-head to the landing in the South of France. This is a true story of youthful heroism and survival against the odds.

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