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New WWII Spitfire pilot and POW book

Posted on Dec 12 2005 07:58:25 PM by webmaster (13981 views)
General stories Im a London-based author and spent the last few years helping one of Americas greatest unsung heroes of WWII, William Ash, put together his wartime autobiography UNDER THE WIRE, which has just been published in USA and Canada.

Bill, who just celebrated his 88th birthday, is probably the greatest living US prisoner of war escape-artist of WWII. Born in Texas, he joined the RCAF in 1940 and flew Spitfires until shot down in 1942. He then became a serial escape artist, attempting 13 PoW-camp escapes - cutting through the barbed wire, climbing over it, or tunneling under it before finally escaping for good.

I would be very grateful if you would forward this note to anyone who you think might like the book or help to spread the word that it is out there, available at most good bookshops or online at Amazon

Sincere thanks,

Brendan Foley

Book Details:
US/Canada edition:
UNDER THE WIRE by William Ash and Brendan Foley
Published by Thomas Dunne Books (St Martins Press)
ISBN: 0312338325

UK/Rest of world edition:
UNDER THE WIRE by William Ash and Brendan Foley
by Bantam Press, (Transworld Publishers)
ISBN: 0593054083

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