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By Steve Pitt

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Canadian global conflict II pilot Charley Fox, now in his past due eighties, has had an exhilarating existence, specially at the day in July 1944 in France whilst he noticed a black employees automobile, the sort often hired to force high-ranking 3rd Reich dignitaries. Already famous for his ability in dive-bombing and strafing the enemy, Fox went in to assault the car. because it grew to become out, the auto contained famed German common Erwin Rommel, the wilderness Fox, and Charley succeeded in wounding him.

Rommel, who on the time used to be the Germans’ superb army commander in France orchestrating the Nazis’ resistance to the D-day invasion, was once by no means an analogous after that. writer Steve Pitt makes a speciality of this seminal occasion in Charley Fox’s existence and within the warfare, yet he additionally offers attention-grabbing points of the interval, together with profiles of famous ace pilots Buzz Beurling and Billy Bishop, Jr., and nice break out architect Walter Floody, in addition to sidebars approximately Hurricanes, Spitfires, and Messerschmitts.

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