'Silk and Barbed Wire'
by Various Authors
A compilation, by The Royal Airforce's ex POW
Association ( Australian Division ), of the stories of twenty-two Allied
airmen shot down in World War II over Europe, their survival in prisoner
of war camps, their attempts to escape, and their final liberation. More
details are available here 'Silk and
'A Bomber Command Survivor'
by Squadron Leader Stanley E. Harrison DFC DFM
The book details the rigorous ordeal facing a
team of young men in one of history’s blackest times. The thrills,
anguish, hope and relief of each mission is vividly captured, and there’s
also a glimpse of wartime England, the development of aircraft of the
era and various innovations. Further details are available here 'A
Bomber Command Survivor'
'Bombs and Barbed Wire'
by Wilf Hodgson
This book tells the story of Wilf Hodgson, who
was shot down over France in WW II, and sheltered by the Resistance, but
later captured by the Gestapo. He was eventually liberated
by the Russian Army at the age of 21, having endured the chaos at the
end of the Third Reich. It is a remarkable and individual story of
survival, in the proud tradition of the RAAF.
Further details are available here 'Bombs
and Barbed Wire'
'Halfway to Heaven'
by Fred Hoinville
|What do surfing and flying
have in common? Fred Hoinville pondered this at Bondi Beach between
breakers, and his curiosity would change his life irrevocably. (Thomas
Cappell, Australian Flying July/August 1999 )
Sage Pages latest release is a classic
autobiography of Australia's first commercial skywriter and Gliding
champion 'Halfway to Heaven'
by Fred Hoinville. Australian aviation in the 40's and 50's.