Title: Down in the Drink

Author: Barker, Ralph

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1955


Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 253 pages

Comments: Among those who fought in the ferocious battles for the skies during the Second World War, some – shot down, or forced to ditch – had to confront an exceptionally pitiless enemy: the sea. 

DOWN IN THE DRINK tells the astonishing stories of nine aircrews who suffered this horrifying plight, from the captured Beaufort crew being flown to prison in Italy, who wrested control of the plane and set a new course for freedom while dangerously low on fuel, to the Mosquito fighter-bomber pilot adrift off Burma on the sinking wreckage of his plane, concussed, his bones broken, with only a flask of whisky to keep himself going. These are tales of bravery and resilience, loyalty and friendship. They give stirring proof that there is no limit to human courage.