Jacques-Henri Schloesing

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Patrick Collet

At the age of 20, Jacques Henri Schloesing came to England and joined the RAF within the first squadron of the Free French. He was appointed captain at 23 and took command of the Ile-de-France group.
Publication date:
June 2013
Publisher :
Heimdal
Language:
French
Illustration :
250 photos and documents
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9782840483526

Dimensions : 305 X 215 cm
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£25.00
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Overview
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• The amazing tale of Jacques-Henri Schloesing, the French aviator who led the ‘Free French' Squadron in World War II.

At the age of 20, Jacques Henri Schloesing came to England and joined the RAF within the first squadron of the Free French. He was appointed captain at 23 and took command of the Ile-de-France group. Jumping from his burning plane during the winter of 1943, he was severely burned, and was hidden by the French resistance; later he went to England and resumed the fight. He died on the day of the liberation of Paris.

French language edition.