True Stories of Courage and Adventure from the Airmen of World War II
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BN2903
Released: Oct 15, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743140215
Narrator/s: Michael Veitch
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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Fly is Michael Veitch's second collection of 24 interviews with pilots, navigators and gunners - now all in their 80s - who flew during the Second World War. Here are stories of bravery and fear, moments of terror and relief and vivid details of flying under fire. A passion for history and a boyhood obsession with World War II aircraft inspired Michael Veitch to record these stories of combat, fear and comradeship before they vanished.

Professional reviews

"The author undertakes a personal mission to interview WWII pilots from both sides and record their war experiences before they disappear. He encounters many rich characters who are eager to talk, introducing them with dry wit in an Australian accent. Assuming the intonation of the senior citizens, even if Russian or German, he re-creates the excitement of their air battles and the sadness of remembering fallen comrades. As Veitch describes the interviews, one feels a personal involvement. After recounting a harrowing mission, one pilot remembers, "Oh, yes. That was the first time I came back with [expletive] in my pants." Like a good wine or a rare cheese, it seems as though these tales have become better with age, some for 60 years. J.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"