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Tells the story of a group of ordinary men, from different walks of life, thrown together by the forces of war. This title also tells the story of those missions above Berlin, as they flew into what seemed certain death, and aircraft all around them were blasted out of the sky. Against this background a friendship was formed that bound the crew of C Charlie together against all odds. Geoffrey King and the crew of C Charlie are unique in having flown together for fifty missions and living to tell the tale.
'We believed in ourselves so much, no one ever panicked, even when the situation looked so desperate. We all believed that our best chance of staying alive was to stick together'. Flying Lancaster bombers was one of the most dangerous missions of the war. Yet night after night Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey King and the crew of C Charlie risked their lives in the skies over Germany. Together they faced incredible dangers, flak damage, close encounters with the fighter planes of the Luftwaffe, and crash landings.
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd February 2011|
|Publisher:||Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,|
|Categories:||Second World War, Memoirs, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,|
Mike Rossiter is an independent documentary film-maker, whose work has been nominated ofr BAFTA and EMMY awards. He won the Golden Fleece at the Dijon Film festival for his documentary on the attempted recovery of a B29 bomber from northern Greenland. In 2001 he filmed the search and recovery of the body of Donald Campbell and his record-breaking jet boat, Bluebird, from Coniston Water. In 2004 he filmed the discovery of the wreck of the Ark Royal. He lives in North London.More About Mike Rossiter