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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
A Special Duty.
New York : Grosvenor House Publishing, ©2014
|Material Type:||Biography, Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||1 online resource (245 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Title; Contents; Dedication; Foreword; Introduction; Thursday 23rd April 1964; Chapter 1: Arrival at Tocra; Chapter 2: Christmas at Tocra; Chapter 3: 148 Squadron Moves to Brindisi; Chapter 4: March/April 1944; Chapter 5: Sunday 23rd April 1944; Chapter 6: Rescued by Partisans; Chapter 7: With Russian Partisans; Chapter 8: The Journey Home; Chapter 9: Home; And Finally; Afterword; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Acknowledgements; Notes; Bibliography; Copyright.|
|Responsibility:||by Jennifer Elkin.|
This is the true story of a young RAF pilot, his crew, a Halifax bomber and their attempts to carry agents and supplies, from bases in Libya and Italy, deep into Europe, the Balkans and Poland during the Second World War. The crew were forced to bale out during a supply drop to southern Poland, but unlike many, they survived, thanks to Polish and Russian partisans, who risked everything to shelter and protect them. They became the first RAF crew to be repatriated through Russia and, though they all survived, the personal cost forms the central thread of this story.
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- Air pilots, Military -- Great Britain -- Biography.
- Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force -- Biography.
- Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Biography.
- United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Biography.
- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General.
- Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force.
- Air pilots, Military.
- Great Britain.