By Andy Wiseman,Sean Feast
From Poland he back fled to England, this time with out his mom and dad, arriving as a 16-year-old with very little take hold of of English. After a crash direction within the language, he shunned being known as up into the Polish military in exile due to the well timed intervention of no much less a guy than common Sikorski himself, to enlist within the RAF to coach first and foremost 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 used to be approximately shot down, Andrew survived a handful of eventful journeys prior to falling sufferer to at least one of the Luftwaffe’s most sensible evening fighter pilots and touchdown in France.
Briefly at the run he used to be betrayed and captured, spending the subsequent year as a prisoner of warfare, utilizing his wisdom of Russian, Polish and German to behave as one of many primary camp interpreters, and dealing as a ‘scrounger’ for the ‘X’ committee of escapers. Moved from camp to camp, he was once a type of compelled into the ‘Long March’ by way of the Germans trying to get away the Russian enhance, and afterwards performed a key function in averting the capability bloodshed that threatened while the Russians refused to permit the British and Norwegian prisoners to come domestic – a task for which he used to be later well-known by way of the King of Norway.
Upon his free up, Andy used his language talents to paintings with the BBC tracking provider and later, BBC tv as a manufacturer, sharing many adventures with the nice 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