Watchers of the Sky

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Watchers of the Sky is set in the village of Coltishall, Norfolk and covers the six months in 1940 when Douglas Bader was stationed at the RAF base there.

Since witnessing the plane crash in 1931 in which Douglas Bader lost his legs, Philip Earnshaw has admired the air ace as he copes with such a disability. He himself suffers from dyslexia and although no name has yet been given to it, he knows that he is not as stupid as everyone thinks. Bader's true exploits are relayed to Philip by his aircraft engineer father. Philip prepares to leave school and hold down a part time job, as well as coping with rationing, air raids and the discovery of a German parachute. When his father arranges for him to meet Douglas Bader, his hero gives him good advice and encouragement in the pursuit of his dream - to join the RAF and fly.

All events concerning Bader's life are as a accurate as possible, as are the major events at Coltishall and life during the war in that area. Each chapter represents a different month of the year.

The prologue describes Bader's accident as witnessed by Philip and the epilogue briefly outlines the rest of Bader's life.

Suitable for 9 - 14 year olds.

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Watchers of the Sky is set in the village of Coltishall, Norfolk and covers the six months in 1940 when Douglas Bader was stationed at the RAF base there.

Since witnessing the plane crash in 1931 in which Douglas Bader lost his legs, Philip Earnshaw has admired the air ace as he copes with such a disability. He himself suffers from dyslexia and although no name has yet been given to it, he knows that he is not as stupid as everyone thinks. Bader's true exploits are relayed to Philip by his aircraft engineer father. Philip prepares to leave school and hold down a part time job, as well as coping with rationing, air raids and the discovery of a German parachute. When his father arranges for him to meet Douglas Bader, his hero gives him good advice and encouragement in the pursuit of his dream - to join the RAF and fly.

All events concerning Bader's life are as a accurate as possible, as are the major events at Coltishall and life during the war in that area. Each chapter represents a different month of the year.

The prologue describes Bader's accident as witnessed by Philip and the epilogue briefly outlines the rest of Bader's life.

Suitable for 9 - 14 year olds.

 

 
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