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Flak : True Stories from the Men Who Flew in World War Ii - Michael Veitch


True Stories from the Men Who Flew in World War Ii

Paperback Published: 1st March 2008
ISBN: 9780330424080
Number Of Pages: 300

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Michael Veitch's life-long obsession with the aircraft of the Second World War led him to conclude that every single person who flew, or flew in them has at least one extraordinary story to tell.

With most of these veterans in their eighties, he knew that it was a matter of urgency to find them now, before their personal stories disappear for ever.

So, over the course of a year, Veitch interviewed over 50 former aircrew across Australia, many of whom had never spoken about their experiences before, even to their families. The result is Flak - a collection of vivid, unforgettable stories from RAAF veterans about their experiences of combat in World War II. It is also an account of the strange, sometimes obsessive journey of the author himself, as he explores a passion held since childhood.

From bomber pilots to fighter aces, from rear gunners to bomb aimers, from stories of death and fear to tales of humour and comradeship, Michael has helped unearth the extraordinary stories of ordinary men living and fighting in extraordinary times.

Michael Veitch is a Master, I hope to read all he has writte


An excellent collection of Very Brave "Ordinary" Blokes, Inspirational

Australind Western Australia


Extraordinary Stories from 'Ordinary' men.


Terrific insight into the feats and minds of some of the quiet old men who live (or used to) in our suburbs and towns.

Melbourne, Australia


Interested in WWII ?


additions to my collection of WWI and WWII stories of the sacrifices that many of these heroic men and women made for the free world.

bathurst nsw



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ISBN: 9780330424080
ISBN-10: 0330424084
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st March 2008
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

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