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Fly: True Stories of Courage and Adventure from the Airmen of World

by Michael Veitch

PUBLISHED: 3rd August 2009
ISBN: 9780143011941
ANNOTATION:
During World War II, thousands of young men left offices, farms and classrooms to learn to fly and fight in the greatest conflict the world has ever seen. How do they feel about their dramatic days in the air? What is it they remember, and what do they choose to forget? Michael Veitch uncovers some of the untold candid and moving stories.
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PUBLISHED: 3rd August 2009
ISBN: 9780143011941
ANNOTATION:
During World War II, thousands of young men left offices, farms and classrooms to learn to fly and fight in the greatest conflict the world has ever seen. How do they feel about their dramatic days in the air? What is it they remember, and what do they choose to forget? Michael Veitch uncovers some of the untold candid and moving stories.

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During World War II, thousands of young men left offices, farms and classrooms to learn to fly and fight in the greatest conflict the world has ever seen. How do they feel about their dramatic days in the air? What is it they remember, and what do they choose to forget? Michael Veitch uncovers some of the untold candid and moving stories.

Publisher Description

All over the world during World War II, thousands of young men who had never so much as been near an aeroplane left offices, farms and classrooms to learn to fly and fight in the greatest conflict the world has ever seen. They fought over deserts, cities and jungles, in single-engine fighter aircraft, heavy bombers, transport planes and flying boats. How do they feel about their dramatic days in the air? What is it they remember, and what do they choose to forget? In these candid and moving stories, Michael Veitch, writer, broadcaster and aeroplane fanatic, uncovers some of the untold stories of World War II: Australian, British and even German. He captures the events that defined a generation of men before these stories are lost forever.

Author Biography

Actor, writer and broadcaster Michael Veitch began his career in television comedy programs before freelancing as a columnist and arts reviewer for newspapers and magazines. For four years he presented Sunday Arts, the national arts show on ABC television, and has broadcast regularly across Australia on ABC radio. He has produced two books indulging his life-long interest in the aircraft and airmen of the Second World War, Flak and Fly as well as The Forgotten Islands in which he explores the little-known islands of Bass Strait. In 2015, he began touring a one-man stage version of Flak nationally.

Product Details

Author
Michael Veitch
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0143011944
ISBN-13
9780143011941
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-08-03
Country of Publication
Australia
Subtitle
True Stories of Courage and Adventure from the Airmen of World War II
Illustrations
illustrations
Pages
320
Short Title
Fly
Language
English
Media
Book
Audience
General/Trade