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I was amazed at what the Allies did to retrieve the downed, wounded airmen in the Czech region and further amazed at the openheartedness of the friends of the Allies, the townspeople, and how the Partisans were not on our side and really helped to bring in Communism in the region. It was the Chetniks and Mihailovich who were our real Allies there. Tremendous and detailed and thoroughly readable. It was disheartening to hear how the British did not want to help and it was an American effort to get the downed airmen out. The downed airmen who were saved and airlifted out even threw their boots and coats out of the aircraft for the townspeople to wear. Good and fair Americans to the end.
Delivery by Amazon super...quality of the book very bad. It looks like a cheap pirated version of the original.
The author has done a decent job of getting this story to the world, However, i personally feel that the write up has been stretched to fill pages. There should have been more facts inculcated to give life to the experiences of the downed pilots. It does get a bit interesting half way through, but misses the point entirely. I reckon, more information should have been put about the the heroics of the Yugoslavian partisans (chetniks) who actually took all the risks of protecting the pilots. The story is great, the way it is presented is very rookie.
real stories , real men. The dangerous rescue of many downed airmen behind enemy lines as told by the survivors. Many soldiers underwent various almost inhuman treatment and almost giving up all hope. This is another true compelling story surviving WW2. This is definitely a great read for all history buffs as these stories were not taught in school'
Reveals a side to the war that is scarcely talked about. I think overly simplistic treatment of very complex Yugoslavian politics and very quick to paint the British as unsympathetic, despite the fact they rescued hundreds of US aircrew.