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Shot Down and on the Run

Shot Down and on the Run Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review October 2017 Title Shot Down and on the Run
Author Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2017 ISBN 9781472827227
Format 258 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $15.00


In Osprey's Shot Down and on the Run, author Graham Pitchfork recounts downed airmen's harrowing tales of physical and mental adversity – as well as extraordinary journeys to safety via aid from locals risking everything to help.

Following a concise forward, preface and abbreviations section, Pitchfork weaves a compelling narrative of heroism and sacrifice through first-hand interviews and official documents.

Over 30 historical photographs supplement the Pitchfork's text. An appendix, bibliography, author's acknowledgments and index augment the account.

And read Pitchfork'scompanion title from Osprey: Shot Down and in the Drink.

Decidedly recommended.

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!