The story of a WWII Bombardier in the air over Europe and as a prisoner of war in Romania....
|Title||:||Off We Go...Down In Flame|
|Publisher||:||Trafford Publishing July 6, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||180 pages|
|File Size||:||983 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Off We Go...Down In Flame Reviews
From the first page I was hooked. I was blown away by what this author had to endure and I could not put it down until I finished it completely (finally at about 3am). A definite WWII read. I only wish the author was still alive, would have loved to see more of his writing.
No hype. Just one man's experience of his tour of duty during WWII. Couldn't put it down. Altvater introduces you to military life during the war from a very personal point of view...his. You'll meet his plane, the Shilay-lee, a behemoth B-24 Liberator, and you'll get to know the men he trained and flew with. You'll live through being shot down, which some of the crew didn't, and you'll find out what it was like to be captured and spend time in a Romanian prisoner of war camp. It's a story that leaves you inspired and thankful. A treasure because it's a first hand account, and it's very well written.
This is a wonderful book written by my father's best mate that he had met in the Prisoner of War Camp, They both unsuccessfully attempted to escape together. Although terrified of getting caught,, the humorous side of the event has been described .
The best description of war yet. I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting. Please read this book. It is a must.