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Nicky Barr an Australian Air Ace 3 Sqn RAAF A Story of Courage and Adventure ". by P Dornan :used book

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Nicky Barr an Australian Air Ace 3Sqn RAAF

 

A Story of Courage and Adventure ". by P Dornan . P Dornan worked with Nicky Barr to make this book. In 1939, at the age of 23, Nicky Barr was chosen to represent Australia in the international rugby world tour. The day after the squad arrived in England, war was declared and the tour was cancelled. Nicky immediately signed-up to become a fighter pilot in the RAAF and while fighting Rommel's famed Afrika Korp in North Africa, quickly rose through the ranks to become squadron leader. In the space of twelve months, Nicky shot down over twelve enemy planes, and was himself shot down three times. The third time, he was seriously wounded, then captured and sent to Italy as a hospitalised prisoner of war. Nicky escaped four times-including once from a moving train. On the fourth escape he successfully evaded recapture and, together with a group of special operation commandoes, took part in a series of clandestine operations behind enemy lines and helped fellow prisoners of war escape. Nicky Barr earned a reputation amongst allies and enemies alike for his acts of bravery, his selflessness, his dogged determination and his infectious sense of humour. His is a story of adventure, war, courage and mortality, and the love for his wife that sustained him through it all.

  • Weight in grams: 360
  • Used Book YES
  • Total Pages: 252
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
  • Book Condition: Used book -but only slight shelf wear to boards otherwise near new

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