Flying for Freedom: The Flying, Survival and Captivity Experiences of a Czech Pilot in the Second World War

Flying for Freedom: The Flying, Survival and Captivity Experiences of a Czech Pilot in the Second World War

by Alois Siska

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ISBN-13: 9781844157303
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alois Siska was born in Czechoslovakia and learnt to fly. He escaped to the UK after the German invasion and joined the R.A.F. He describes his experiences flying Wellington bombers. In December 1943 he was shot down and he and surviving members of the crew were adrift in the North Sea for 7 days in appalling conditions. Picked up by the Germans he underwent surgery to his badly wounded legs and became a POW. He suffered at the hands of the Gestapo and was held in numerous camps including Colditz. His injuries were so extensive that he was put under the care of Archibald McIndoe.

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