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A Higher Call The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War by Adam Makos
  

A Higher Call The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War

Biography / Autobiography   History   

RRP £8.99

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The remarkable story of Franz Stigler, a German WWII pilot choosing to escort a badly damaged American warplane home instead of downing the plane as he’d been trained to do, his compassion meant that many of the crew survived. Even more remarkable was the facts that the two pilots both survived the war and were able to meet up as friends not enemies, an incredible story of heroism and compassion.

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Synopsis

A Higher Call The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War by Adam Makos

Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's tail - the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger. This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day - the American - 2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown and the German - 2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler.

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Well worth reading... A Higher Call pounds along with the all-action rhythm its genre seems to demand, but still manages to rescue the idea of German chivalry from cliche... A Higher Call is deeply felt by its author and deeply affecting to read. Apparently humans react more sentimentally to films and books consumed on aeroplanes than on the ground. I read this at 30,000ft... but I suspect it would have ambushed my emotions anywhere. --Giles Whittle, The Times

About the Author

Adam Makos is a journalist, historian and editor of the military magazine, Valor. Makos has interviewed countless veterans from the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. In 2008 Makos travelled to Iraq to accompany the 101st Airborne and Army Special Forces on their hunt for Al Qaeda terrorists. Larry Alexander is the author of the New York Times bestselling biography Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers. He is also the author of Shadows In the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II and In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields With Sgt. Forrest Guth.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd April 2014

Author

Adam Makos

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History

Second World War
Air forces & warfare
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9781782392569

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