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A Raid over Berlin

A Miraculous True-Life Second World War Survival Story
Narrated by: Colin Baker
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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'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 fiancee back home. In a miraculous turn of events, however, the 21-year-old was thrown clear of his disintegrating airplane and found himself parachuting into the heart of Nazi Germany. He was soon to be captured and began his period as a prisoner of war. This is the engaging and enthralling 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.

©2018 John Martin (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Great to hear from those that dedicated their lives for us

Life experiences at 21 far exceed ours today .. great to hear John Martin’s story and dedicate it to his crew. We all need to remember what that generation did for us..

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Great book

The narrator is brilliant. The book shows the true extent of what happened in WORLD WAR 2.

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Slightly Misleading Title - a PoW's Story

An excellent story about the experiences of a PoW, rather than a story about flying in the RAF in WW2. Enjoyed listening.

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  • Ethan Forsythe
  • 12-01-19

A very important first-hand account of a POW

An excellent account by an RAF radio operator who was shot down over Germany in WWII and survived his ordeal. I enjoyed this all the way through. Worth it for WWII history buffs.

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