Freedom Flight

A True Account of the Cold War's Greatest Escape
Author(s): Frank Iszak
Original Publish Date: Feb 23, 2016
Product Number: EB00738003
Released: Oct 11, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781630478278
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A riveting account of a daring escape from Communist Hungary in a twin-engine plane: "I couldn't put it down" —San Diego Union-Tribune. On the rainy afternoon of Friday, July 13, 1956, seven desperate young people boarded a twin engine DC-3 in the People's Republic of Hungary, with the intention of diverting it to West Germany. They had no weapons, no map, and no idea whether the plane carried enough fuel to get them there. They would have to brave the gun of the security officer on board, the wild maneuvers of the pilot, the Russian MiG fighters in hot pursuit, and a harrowing flight over the stormy Alps, without navigation. Failure would mean certain death. And a spectacular escape from tyranny was born . . .

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