Boldness Be My Friend by Richard Pape

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Boldness Be My Friend

by Richard Pape

Elek  Books, 1954, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, creasing, small chips and tears (see photographs)

"Richard Pape, navigator of an R.A.F. Stirling bomber goes on a special mission to destroy Goering's residence which is used as operational headquarters for the air defence of Berlin.  His aircraft, after the operation has been successfully accomplished, is shot down.  Wounded, he is hunted across Holland, joins the Dutch underground and is captured in Leyden waiting to be taken off by a British submarine.
The description of the Berlin raid, the last moments of the aircraft and the pursuit across Holland are among the best dramatic passages to come out of the war.  But this is only the beginning of the most fantastic tale, which, interspersed with intrigue and violence, with setbacks and recapture, takes Pape across the breadth of German-occupied Europe; to Poland and Czechoslovakia; to Austria and Hungary and almost to the Yugoslav partisans."


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