"I could see that still no one had been able to get out from the cockpit. It must have been at this moment that I thought I was going to die because I became remarkably calm."
Trapped inside a burning Lancaster bomber, airman John Martin consigned himself to his fate and turned his thoughts to his fiancée back home. In a miraculous turn of events, however, the 21-year-old was thrown clear of his disintegrating airplane and found himself parachuting into the heart of Nazi Germany. This is the engaging true-life account of a Second World War airman, who cheated death in the sky, only to face the prospect of being shot by the Gestapo, and endured months of hardship as a prisoner of war.
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