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Five Years Under The Swastika Frits Forrer

Five Years Under The Swastika

Frits Forrer

Published January 6th 2011
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Nook
428 pages
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 About the Book 

At an Air Force Association dinner-meeting at MACDILL Air Force Base, I was asked to relate my experiences of the Allied bombing of the Netherlands during World War ll.Though it was horrendous as far as the parents were concerned, we as kidsMoreAt an Air Force Association dinner-meeting at MACDILL Air Force Base, I was asked to relate my experiences of the Allied bombing of the Netherlands during World War ll.Though it was horrendous as far as the parents were concerned, we as kids thought it was an adventure. Having to get out of bed at night during air-raids and standing in the back yard watching searchlights catching bombers was fascinating. Seeing shot-up burning planes spiraling down may have been terrible for the aircrew, but to our young eyes it was a spectacular show. Watching fighter-bombers coming in low and strafing and bombing anything that moved was a real trip for us, even though some of the bombs and bullets came mighty close. Of course I related the gratitude of the Dutch people for all the heroic efforts by the Americans in their plight to liberate us and when I was finished I received an ovation and shouts like- That was great! Why don’t you write a book about that? Well, I finally did.