Publisher: R. Saunders; First Edition edition (1944)
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Description from booklet flap: the writer of this publication used to be a tender Canadian fighter pilot who, after an apprenticeship in mixed operations at Dieppe-during which motion he have been shot down in combat-was in teh van of the good Allied invasion of Nazi-dominated French North Africa in November, 1942. With infrequent conception and strange descriptive energy he recorded his reviews from D-Day-November 8th-until, interrupted by way of a decision to motion whereas making an access within the diary a few months later, he "scrambled" for the final time. In these months he had lived via a life of event: the demanding second of touching down at Algiers, no longer figuring out even if his reception will be hotile or, at most sensible, unfriendly; the exaltation of overcome adversaries within the air; the misfortune of being shot down, within the warmth of motion, via "friendly" anti-aircraft fireplace; evading trap, regardless of painful accidents, after being compelled to bale out over enemy territory; enduring a nightmarish lifestyles on a much-bombed complicated airfield.