Freedom in the Air
This biography tells of the life of Václav Bozděch, a Czech airman who escapes from the Nazi invasion, fights with the French and finally arrives in Britain to fly as an air-gunner with the RAF during WWII. He returns to his homeland after WWII but escapes back to the UK again when the communists gained control. Again he joins the RAF and rose to the rank of WO. The unique part of this is that from his time in France, throughout WWII and until half way through his second tour with the RAF he was inseparable from Antis, his Alsatian dog, an animal that became famous and was awarded a dog equivalent to the VC. The animal flew with his owner on many bomber raids, became the squadron mascot and was officially a serving RAF dog. It played an amazing part in the second escape from the Czech communists regime when the author was lucky to make it over the border to the US zone in Germany.
|Publisher:||Pen and Sword Books Ltd.|
|ISBN:||978 1844 155903|
See also ‘‘One Man and his Dog’’ by Anthony Richardson and ‘War Dog‘ by Damien Lewis.