Reach for the Sky - Cassell Military Paperbacks (Paperback)
  • Reach for the Sky - Cassell Military Paperbacks (Paperback)
zoom

Reach for the Sky - Cassell Military Paperbacks (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£12.99
Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 20/08/2009
  • In stock

In stock online

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

The bestselling story of Britain's most courageous and most famous flyer, the Second World War hero Sir Douglas Bader.

In 1931, at the age of 21, Douglas Bader was the golden boy of the RAF. Excelling in everything he did he represented the Royal Air Force in aerobatics displays, played rugby for Harlequins, and was tipped to be the next England fly half. But one afternoon in December all his ambitions came to an abrupt end when he crashed his plane doing a particularly difficult and illegal aerobatic trick. His injuries were so bad that surgeons were forced to amputate both his legs to save his life. Douglas Bader did not fly again until the outbreak of the Second World War, when his undoubted skill in the air was enough to convince a desperate air force to give him his own squadron.

The rest of his story is the stuff of legend. Flying Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain he led his squadron to kill after kill, keeping them all going with his unstoppable banter. Shot down in occupied France, his German captors had to confiscate his tin legs in order to stop him trying to escape. Bader faced it all, disability, leadership and capture, with the same charm, charisma and determination that was an inspiration to all around him.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780304356744
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

Israeli F-4 Phantom II Aces
Added to basket
Hurricane
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Luftwaffe Air and Ground Crew 1939-1945
Added to basket
Hurricane Aces of World War 2
Added to basket
Richthofen's Flying Circus
Added to basket
The Silver Spitfire
Added to basket
The Last British Dambuster
Added to basket
A Higher Call
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Fighter Boys
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Sweating the Metal
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Crete
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Unbroken
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Vulcan 607
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

“Reach for the Sky”

As an exRAF serviceman, I loved this book. It is an intimate account of a true British hero. It also dispels some of the myths which will always build up around notable figures, but complements the film of the same... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 23

“Fascinating”

Another good book from brickhill. Oddly I have mixed feelings about Douglas Bader. He was certainly brave. Certainly heroic. But I can't say he comes across as terribly likeable! Perhaps it was just my... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 0

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.