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A Penguin in the Eyrie

By Hector Bolitho


Hector Bolitho served as an Intelligence Officer with the R.A.F. from the beginning of the war to the end.

He describes himself as a ‘Penguin in the eyrie’, because he did not fly in combat with the birds of prey.

But the extent of his experience was remarkable.

Based upon his diaries, ‘Penguin In The Eyrie’ tells the story of these courageous years, as told to him by the pilots when they returned from battle. And it also reveals the character, and the humour, of the R.A.F. during the long years when the aircrews were the front line in the defence of Britain.

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