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ISBN: 9781897426562

An Ordinary Hero

Story of David Goldberg, WWII Canadian Spitfire Pilot

  Author:   David New    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

Imagine you are a pilot, shot from the sky, alone in enemy territory where no one speaks your language. It is winter, and soon will be dark. You could freeze to death, starve or be captured by the Nazis. And you are a Jew. This is David Goldberg’s predicament on March 8, 1944. An Ordinary Hero is Goldberg’s account of how, assisted by the French Underground, he made his way through occupied France and Spain and evaded capture by the enemy. He returned to combat in ground support as a dive-bomber to become the decorated (Distinguished Flying Cross) commander of the only Canadian fighter squadron in Italy.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781897426562
Item PC0222
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published onMarch 13 2014
Language eng
Pages 260
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight420(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
David S. New is a Canadian writer and artist with four previously published books and several published articles. His formal education is in chemistry, history, philosophy, and religion, with graduate degrees from Princeton and McMaster. Concerning An Ordinary Hero, he comments, “If I were to write one hundred books, this salute to that generation of men and women who sacrificed their youth in a time of war would probably be my favourite.”