By Andy Wiseman,Sean Feast
From Poland he back fled to England, this time with no his mom and dad, arriving as a 16-year-old with very little clutch of English. After a crash direction within the language, he refrained from being known as up into the Polish military in exile due to the well timed intervention of no much less a guy than normal Sikorski himself, to enlist within the RAF to coach at the start as a pilot after which as an air bomber in South Africa.
On his go back to the united kingdom he used to be published to an all-Australian Squadron (466 Squadron) outfitted with the Handley web page Halifax. After his first operation within which he was once approximately shot down, Andrew survived a handful of eventful journeys sooner than falling sufferer to 1 of the Luftwaffe’s best evening fighter pilots and touchdown in France.
Briefly at the run he was once betrayed and captured, spending the following year as a prisoner of struggle, utilizing his wisdom of Russian, Polish and German to behave as one of many significant camp interpreters, and dealing as a ‘scrounger’ for the ‘X’ committee of escapers. Moved from camp to camp, he was once a type of pressured into the ‘Long March’ via the Germans trying to get away the Russian improve, and afterwards performed a key function in heading off the aptitude bloodshed that threatened whilst the Russians refused to permit the British and Norwegian prisoners to come domestic – a task for which he used to be later well-known via the King of Norway.
Upon his unlock, Andy used his language abilities to paintings with the BBC tracking carrier and later, BBC tv as a manufacturer, sharing many adventures with the good broadcasters in their time, together with David Dimbleby and Raymond Baxter.
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An Alien Sky: The story of one man's remarkable adventure in Bomber Command during the Second World War by Andy Wiseman,Sean Feast