By Andy Wiseman,Sean Feast
From Poland he back fled to England, this time with out his mom and dad, arriving as a 16-year-old with very little clutch of English. After a crash path within the language, he kept away from being referred to as up into the Polish military in exile because of the well timed intervention of no much less a guy than common Sikorski himself, to enlist within the RAF to coach at the beginning as a pilot after which as an air bomber in South Africa.
On his go back to the united kingdom he used to be published to an all-Australian Squadron (466 Squadron) built with the Handley web page Halifax. After his first operation within which he used to be approximately shot down, Andrew survived a handful of eventful journeys earlier than falling sufferer to at least one of the Luftwaffe’s best evening fighter pilots and touchdown in France.
Briefly at the run he was once betrayed and captured, spending the following yr as a prisoner of struggle, utilizing his wisdom of Russian, Polish and German to behave as one of many valuable camp interpreters, and dealing as a ‘scrounger’ for the ‘X’ committee of escapers. Moved from camp to camp, he used to be a type of pressured into the ‘Long March’ by way of the Germans trying to get away the Russian strengthen, and afterwards performed a key position in averting the capability bloodshed that threatened whilst the Russians refused to permit the British and Norwegian prisoners to come domestic – a job for which he used to be later famous via the King of Norway.
Upon his liberate, Andy used his language talents to paintings with the BBC tracking provider and later, BBC tv as a manufacturer, sharing many adventures with the good broadcasters in their time, together with David Dimbleby and Raymond Baxter.
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