Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl
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  • : $8.00(NZD)
  • : 9780141311425
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Puffin Books
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  • : April 2001
  • : 198mm X 128mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : books

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  • : B/W illustrations
  • : 224
  • : Roald Dahl
  • : very good
  • : English
  • : Quentin Blake
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9780141311425
9780141311425

Description

Young Roald Dahl leaves England in 1938 for a job with Shell Oil in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and travelling around East Africa, he comes to love the beautiful and perilous country. Then, with the outbreak of World War II, he decides to sign up with the Royal Air Force and learn to fly. After six months of training, Dahl is ready to join 80 Squadron but is given the wrong directions and crash-lands in the western desert of Libya. He recuperates for half a year in Egypt and takes to the air again, meeting up at last with his squadron in Greece. Though he has no combat training, and minimal flight experience, he and 14 other pilots make up the entire RAF in that theatre of war. On April 20, 1941, this band must take on the German Luftwaffe in the battle of Athens. Dahl recounts the exhilaration of flying, the camaraderie of his fellow pilots and the exotic beauty of his African experience.