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Foundation Member launches book on his life story!

Barney Greatrex:
From Bomber Command to the French Resistance

The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero Barney Greatrex –
from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.
A school and university cadet in Sydney, Barney Greatrex signed up for RAF Bomber Command in 1941, eager to get straight into the very centre of the Allied counterattack. Bombing Germany night after night, Barney's 61 Squadron faced continual enemy fighter attacks and anti-aircraft fire – death or capture by the Nazis loomed large. Very few survived more than 20 missions, and it was on his 20th mission, in 1944, that Barney's luck finally ran out: he was shot down over occupied France.
But his war was far from over. Rescued by the French Resistance, Barney  seized the opportunity to carry on fighting and joined the Maquis in the  liberation of France from the occupying German forces, who rarely took  prisoners.
Later, Barney was awarded the French Legion of Honour, but for 70 years he said almost nothing of his incredible war service – surviving two of the most dangerous battlefronts. Now, aged 97, Barney Greatrex has revealed his truly great Australian war story to acclaimed bestselling author Michael Veitch.
Published by Hachette Australia in October 2017, Trade Paperback RRP $35.00, eBook RRP $16.99

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