FIGHTER ACE The Extraordinary Life of Douglas Bader Paperback Book


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FIGHTER ACE The Extraordinary Life of
Douglas Bader, Battle of Britain Hero

Paperback Book by Dilip Sarkar

20 pages of black & white photos. 361 pages. Book dimensions: 12.5cm x 19.8cm x 2.5cm.

The first biography to truly separate fact from myth and legend. Douglas Bader’s story defies fiction. A fighter ace and highly decorated war hero, he became a household name in the 1950s, thanks to the bestselling book and blockbuster film Reach for the Sky, which charted his wartime exploits. His name remains the one the general public associates most with the Battle of Britain. That he overcame his disability and flew into battle, leading squadrons of Spitfires and Hurricanes in the air battle of summer 1940, is remarkable. His first aerial victory, a Messerschmitt 109, was recorded over Dunkirk on 1st June 1940. During the Battle of Britain he claimed the destruction of seven more enemy aircraft. Reports of his aerial victories abounded. Dilip Sarker spent twenty years researching this book, writing in close co-operation with many wartime pilots.

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Weight .505 kg
Dimensions 29.7 × 21.0 × 3.0 cm