THE PITCHER AND THE WELL.

McDonald, J. D. (Ed.).


£20.00




1st Eng., ed., 1962. 224 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G.+. One of the most sensitive and moving narratives of World War II, this book was dictated to a fellow POW in a German prison camp by a New Zealand bomber navigator, lying in a hospital bed, suffering from the burns which eventually killed him. His character was flawed and yet he was so likeable. On bombing raids he felt that the women and children below, the targets, were as much his own as the war’s victims. In 1944 Squadron Leader McDonald received in New Zealand a large parcel labelled "Effects of deceased prisoner of war". It contained the manuscripts he edited.


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