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The gripping history of a fighter pilot who fought with the RAF and became the first allied Ace of WWII. Ironically he was nearly executed upon his return to Poland
Franciszek Grabowski tells the gripping and detailed account of the career of General Stanislaw Skalski, the leading Polish fighter ace. Skalski gallantly served from the first day of the Second World War and became the first ace of the conflict. He continued to serve through the Battle of Britain, English Channel offensive, Tunisian and Italian campaigns as well as the Normandy landings. Skalski finished the war on staff positions. Returning to communist Poland, he was duly arrested on charges of spying on behalf of Great Britain and sentenced to death. However, he was not executed and after spending eight years in prison, Skalski continued to serve his country by flying the MiG-15 jet fighter. He continued his service behind a desk and following retirement was involved in popularising aviation as well as politics. Skalski’s incredible story is based on official documentation, many published for the first time.

-A unique and detailed insight of a fighter pilot who became the first Allied ace
-The first time that the subject has been covered in English
-Superbly illustrated with striking and unpublished photographs

Publish date: 23 February 2017

ISBN 978-1-78155-549-1 - Skalski Against all Odds - Franciszek Grabowski

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