A Higher Call : the Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War. (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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A Higher Call : the Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War.

Author: Adam Makos
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books Ltd, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's tail - the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger. This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Charlie Brown; Franz Stigler; Charlie Brown; Franz Stigler
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Makos
ISBN: 9781782392552 1782392556
OCLC Number: 841905723
Description: 1 online resource (555 pages)
Contents: Cover; Author biography; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; INTRODUCTION; 1. A Stranger in My Own Land; 2. Follow the Eagles; 3. A Feather in the Wind; 4. Fire Free; 5. The Desert Amusement Park; 6. The Stars of Africa; 7. The Homecoming; 8. Welcome to Olympus; 9. The Unseen Hand; 10. The Berlin Bear; 11. The Farm Boy; 12. The Quiet Ones; 13. The Lives of Nine; 14. The Boxer; 15. A Higher Call; 16. The Third Pilot; 17. Pride; 18. Stick Close to Me; 19. The Downfall; 20. The Flying Sanatorium; 21. We Are the Air Force; 22. The Squadron of Experts. 23. The Last of the German Fighter Pilots24. Where Bombs Had Fallen; 25. Was It Worth It?; AFTERWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; TO LEARN MORE; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; List of Illustrations.

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This instant Sunday Times bestseller tells the story of two fighter pilots, an American and a German, whose remarkable encounter during World War II became the stuff of legend  Read more...

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Well worth reading... A Higher Call pounds along with the all-action rhythm its genre seems to demand, but still manages to rescue the idea of German chivalry from cliche... A Higher Call is deeply Read more...

 
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