A Raid Over Berlin




      A Raid Over Berlin
I could see that still no one had been able to get out from the cockpit It must have been at this moment that I thought I was going to die because I became remarkably calm Trapped inside a burning Lancaster bomber 20,000 feet above Berlin, airman John Martin consigned himself to his fate and turned his thoughts to his fianc e back home In a miraculous turn of events, however, the twenty one year old was thrown clear of his disintegrating aeroplane and found himself parachuting into the heart of Nazi Germany He was captured and began his period as a prisoner of war This is the engaging and compulsively readable true life account of a Second World War airman, who cheated death in the sky only to face interrogation and the prospect of being shot by the Gestapo, before having to endure months of hardship as a prisoner of war. Free Download A Raid Over Berlin By John Martin For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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 author John Martin For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • A Raid Over Berlin
  • John Martin
  • 09 October 2018
  • 1912681196

10 thoughts on “ A Raid Over Berlin

  1. Joanna Parker says:

    I am huge fan of military history books written by those who actually took part in the subject because of the little observations that a historian would not do justice An example of this here is Johns detailed account of his rehabilitation on return to the UK the fluffy white towel folded on the edge of his bath that was waiting for him at unit, just the right temperature and afterward the luxury and joy of pyjamas The collection of these small, almost seeming minor points, combine to give de I am huge fan of military history books written by those who actually took part in the subject because of the little observations that a ...

  2. Mrs. Moira McGeough says:

    A humble, pragmatic account of John Martin s experience of being shot down over Berlin and taken prisoner by the enemy He tells his story in such an honest, straight forward way and gives an insight into the POW experience that no historian can The small details of daily life in the camp, the characters around him, both POWs and Germans, bring the whole thing to life The way he credits the humanity of some German personel bear testimony the to the worth of the man This book...

  3. Julian Walker says:

    Reading this short book was rather like having a fireside chat with a favorite uncle His matter of fact tone and fascinating experiences are brilliantly brought to life in a wartime tale full of humility, and pragm...

  4. John says:

    This is a brilliant account of a relatively short period of time It makes no pretence of being a biography but recounts a very poignant part of a man s life, the memory of which never leaves him The h...

  5. Laura says:

    A heartfelt first hand account of the second world war seen from a RAF member, a POW in enemy lines The hardships, sorrow, death and hunger are recounted by Martin in detail from his own memories and from discussions with other POWs His positive...

  6. Robert Garner says:

    A little gem of a book a wonderfully honest and poignant memoir written by 96 year old RAF Bomber Command veteran John Martin This is an important addition to our country s history of the Second World War I read it in 2 sittings and would commend it to anyone with an interest in modern history.

  7. Mr Tony Richard Murphy says:

    T R MurphyA great read, poignant in places Highly recommended A great insight into the lives of the Airmen who found themselves captured as POW s Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  8. Diana Coman says:

    Easy reading Book read very well, could almost hear the old boys voice I Would definitely recommend this book for sure Bravo

  9. Jonathan says:

    Another really amazing book a real survival story

  10. Stuart Nottingham says:

    A Raid Over BerlinThis is a really well written book, in which the reader gets fully into the mind of the author.Highly recommended.

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