Donnet, Michael


1st ed., 1974. Xi + 108 pp., frontis., + 1 other ill., + 60 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. When the Germans invaded Belgium in May 1940, the author had just completed his training as an officer cadet in the Belgium Air Force. After a desperate one-sided battle against the might of the Luftwaffe which ended with Belgium’s surrender, the author and his friend Leon Divoy were determined to carry on the fight – in the air. Under the noses of the Germans outside Brussels, the two men found and restored a small vintage biplane and took off for England within earshot of a German garrison. Back home the author became a leading RAF fighter pilot of a Spitfire and he continues his narrative with a gripping account of his operations from 1942 to D-Day.

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