As a young RAF pilot, Anthony Leicester's wartime service took
him to Canada, the Middle East, India and Burma as well as Europe.
He survived a midair collision in Canada, then, at 19, as the
Captain of a Wellington II, lost an engine over the Atlas mountains
during the African campaign and was faced with the agonizing choice
of crash landing, bailing out or finding a safe airfield hundreds
of miles away in the Sahara Desert. His memoirs provide an
illuminating insight into the experiences and emotions of wartime