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The Resource You never know your luck : Battle of Britain to the Great Escape: the extraordinary life of Keith 'skeets' Ogilvie DfC, by Keith C. Ogilvie

You never know your luck : Battle of Britain to the Great Escape: the extraordinary life of Keith 'skeets' Ogilvie DfC, by Keith C. Ogilvie

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You never know your luck : Battle of Britain to the Great Escape: the extraordinary life of Keith 'skeets' Ogilvie DfC
Title
You never know your luck
Title remainder
Battle of Britain to the Great Escape: the extraordinary life of Keith 'skeets' Ogilvie DfC
Statement of responsibility
by Keith C. Ogilvie
Title variation
Spitfire luck of Skeets Olgilvie
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the Royal Canadian Air Force wouldn't accept him as a pilot in the summer of 1939, Keith 'Skeets' Ogilvie walked across the street in Ottawa and joined the Royal Air Force. A week later he was on a boat to England and a future he could not have imagined. Some unusual luck won him a transfer as a Spitfire pilot to No. 609 (White Rose) Squadron, just as the Battle of Britain was being joined. Over the next months he firmly established his credentials with six confirmed victories and two probables, along with several enemy aircraft damaged. Shot down over France the following July, he was fortunate to be treated for grievous injuries by top German surgeons. Skeets' home for the balance of the war was Stalag Luft III prison camp. He was the second last man out of the 'Great Escape' tunnel but was recaptured three days later. For reasons he never understood, Skeets was one of 23 escapees who were spared from being murdered by the Gestapo. 50 of his fellows were not so lucky. In London on a night off from flying duties, Skeets had been introduced to a fellow Canadian expatriate, Irene Lockwood. While he was testing the limits of his luck, his future wife was experiencing her own adventures in London, living through the daily stress of the Luftwaffe bombing campaign and working with MI12, and later as a wartime photographer with the RCAF. You Never Know Your Luck is the story of two modest people who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances, and who rose to the occasion like so many of their contemporaries
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ogilvie, Keith C.
Dewey number
940.544941092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ogilvie, Keith
  • Ogilvie, Irene
  • Stalag Luft III
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Fighter pilots
  • Fighter pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
You never know your luck : Battle of Britain to the Great Escape: the extraordinary life of Keith 'skeets' Ogilvie DfC, by Keith C. Ogilvie
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [262]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781772032116
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn949869259
  • (OCoLC)949869259
Label
You never know your luck : Battle of Britain to the Great Escape: the extraordinary life of Keith 'skeets' Ogilvie DfC, by Keith C. Ogilvie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [262]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781772032116
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn949869259
  • (OCoLC)949869259

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