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From Dogfight to Diplomacy
Author: Donald MacDonell

ISBN: 9781848841987
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 19 November 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.3
This is a tale of human fortitude and vulnerability in a life shaped by the love of flying, by war, imprisonment, family tragedy and diplomatic service. It is also the tale of a distinguished Clan Donald Chief descended from warrior chiefs dating back to the 12th century.

Donald MacDonell trained at RAF Cranwell in the 1930's after which he was posted to No.54 Squadron, before detachment to the Fleet Air Arm in the Mediterranean. During the Phoney War he served at the Air Ministry, but when hostilities commenced he became CO of No 64 Spitfire Squadron at Kenley and fought in the Battle of Britain over Kent, being awarded the DFC. Then to Leconfield to train new pilots before more operations from Hornchurch. In March 1941 the Author was shot down over the English Channel by Werner Moelders and rescued by the enemy. Over four years were spent in German PoW camps-including Stalag Luft III where he helped organise the 'Wooden Horse' escape. The Allied PoWs were liberated-after a gruelling winter march-by Russian troops.

On repatriation MacDonell met his son for the first time and discovered that his wife was mentally ill. ...

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