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Shot Down in Flames

by Geoffrey Page

Shot Down in Flames Synopsis

On 12 August 1940, during the Battle of Britain, in an engagement with Dornier Do 17s, Geoffrey Page was shot down into the English Channel, suffering severe burns. He spent much of the next two years in hospitals, undergoing plastic surgery, but recovered sufficiently to pursue an extremely distinguished war and post-war career. This eloquently written and critically acclaimed autobiography tells of his wartime exploits in the air and on the ground. He was a founder member of The Guinea Pig Club - formed by badly burnt aircrew - and this is a fascinating account of the club, of the courage and bravery of `The Few', and of Geoffrey's later life and achievements, most particularly in the creation of The Battle of Britain memorial.

Shot Down in Flames Press Reviews

Quite simply one of the best books I have ever read about the men who fought the war in the air. The few who became the many. It is funny, poignant, larky but always with the ring of appalling truth.A The Daily Mail For sheer narrative power, it ranks with the best.A Daily Telegraph Gripping reading...a remarkable tale of survival, but told with great candour and without a trace of self pity.A British Aerospace News

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906502966
Publication date: 19th April 2011
Author: Geoffrey Page
Publisher: Grub Street
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Second World War,

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