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Reach for the sky : the story of Douglas Bader, legless ace of the Battle of Britain

Author: Paul Brickhill
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2001.
Series: Bluejacket books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in a 1931 air crash and being dismissed by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cock-pit of a Spitfire and became one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain. Bader's story is so extraordinary that no one would dare invent it, and his accomplishments have been an inspiration to many. Told he would never walk without a cane,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Douglas Bader; Douglas Bader; Douglas Bader
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 1557502226 9781557502223
OCLC Number: 47755933
Notes: Originally published: London : Collins, 1954.
Includes index.
Description: 384 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tangmere, April 1941 --
Temple Grove Preparatory School, Eastbourne --
St. Edward's School, Oxford, 1928 --
The Gamecock, 23 Squadron, Kenley, 1930 --
The Aerobatics Team for the Hendon Air Display, 1931 --
The Crash, 1931 --
With Members of the Canadian Squadron --
The Squadron Emblem --
On the Wing of His Hurricane. Battle of Britain --
Johnnie Johnson. Top Scorer of Fighter Command --
Despatch, Delivery, Receipt of the Leg Replacement --
With the Luftwaffe mess on the St. Omer Airfield --
In the Cockpit of a ME 109 --
Escape from Hospital --
"A Game I Might Play on Level Terms with Anyone" --
1945 Battle of Britain Fly-Past --
Sic Transit Gloria --
Harold Russell Pours Out a Cup of Tea for Douglas Bader --
Christie Street Hospital, Toronto --
Thelma, Douglas and Shaun --
Bader's Personal Aircraft Today.
Series Title: Bluejacket books.
Responsibility: by Paul Brickhill.

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"Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in a 1931 air crash and being dismissed by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cock-pit of a Spitfire and became one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain. Bader's story is so extraordinary that no one would dare invent it, and his accomplishments have been an inspiration to many. Told he would never walk without a cane, Bader became not only one of the RAF's top combat pilots but a squadron leader and innovator of fighter tactics. Among the thrilling incidents chronicled in this book are his first successful encounter with an enemy plane, the shoot down of his own plane, and his succession of escapes from the Germans."--BOOK JACKET.

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