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McDonald, Gabrielle.

The man with nine lives / Gabrielle McDonald. - Lewes : Book Guild, 2005. - 275 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Includes index.

"Geoffrey Rothwell - tall, handsome, red-haired young pilot - use up many of his nine lives during the Second World War, when he flew bombers over Germany and flew on Special Duties to supply the Resistance in enemy-occupied countries. Dodging flak, being shot down, and crashing into an electricity pylon - he miraculously survived seventy-one operations as a pilot in Bomber Command. And as a prisoner-of-war in an icy Stalag on the Baltic coast, on starvation rations, his lives were still being whittled away. But there was always the thought of the beautiful girl he called Sweet Pea to keep him going." "Even after the war, Geoff managed to dance with danger as a rubber planter in Malaya, where terrorists lay in wait to assassinate him and snakes to bite him - and he suffered near fatal bouts of malaria. But he developed a great love for Malaya and its people during his twenty years there, which is wonderfully conveyed in this account of his exploits over many years."--BOOK JACKET.

1857768043(hbk)


Rothwell, Geoff.


Air pilots, Military--New Zealand--Biography.
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, New Zealand.
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations.