Fighter Fighter! The Story of Edward Callander, DFM, Croix de Guerre, Hero of Two Nations

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Fighter Fighter! The Story of Edward Callander, DFM, Croix de Guerre, Hero of Two Nations

Fighter Fighter! The Story of Edward Callander, DFM, Croix de Guerre, Hero of Two Nations, by John Brenan and Richard Frost

Published by RedBek in 2008, 81 pages. Paperback (N3531)

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Ned Callander came out of the rough and tumble of a large working class family from Dumfries in Scotland. His father was shell-shocked from the First World War, his mother was admitted to an 'Asylum For The Insane' when he was still a baby, and not surprisingly, he was in trouble by the time he was a teenager. But from that shaky start he went on to win glory in the French Foreign Legion and as a rear gunner in the RAF......

 
Shot down and imprisoned, he escaped from the Germans at least three times before being murdered by the Gestapo when he was only 27. He was, an RAF comrade wrote: 'an unforgettable character with an adventurous spirit and a wealth of sheer courage. A very rare person indeed'
 
This book charts his incredible life and wartime career, and offers a fascinating insight into the lives of RAF servicemen during the Second World War

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