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Of Stirlings and Stalags: an air-gunner’s tale

ByW.E. ‘Bill’ Goodman

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When William ‘Bill’ Goodman died in 2002 little did his daughters know the extent of the memoirs he had been writing in the few years before his death. Bill’s life, from joining the RAF in 1941 at the age of 18 to his demob in 1948, was fraught with adventure. He describes his service with 7 Squadron at Oakington; he then highlights the terrifying events of the night their Stirling was shot down over Holland, his subsequent incarceration at Stalag Luft 3, periods in other camps and, finally, the long debilitating march back home. All this with fascinating commentary, vivid description and the intimacy of his experience. The reader will meet his fellow airmen and POWs, the man who shot down their Stirling on that eventful night, the heroes of the Dutch resistance and, surprisingly, a kindly and caring guard in Stalag Luft 3! A fascinating first-hand account of a young man’s wartime experience.

Details

Publication Date
Feb 6, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781300705567
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): W.E. ‘Bill’ Goodman

Specifications

Pages
289
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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