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 19-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.
Bailey 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 engrossing true story of youthful heroism and survival against the odds is a firsthand view of the most thrilling yet harrowing of times.
©1964 Jim Bailey (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd
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