An hands Finally the reader will share in both the misery of being a POW and the joy of being liberated What struck me in particular about this book was the easy back country way in which it was told There was no particular hatred of the Germans nor was there any insincere patriotism or self pity There was simply a oung man serving with other oung men that he cared about and respected trying to make the best of a bad situation and just survive I was also particularly impressed by the narrator 19s loyalty and love for those in the Dutch underground He was usually concerned for their safety than his own which added a compassionate flavor to the book as well as heightened the emotion This book is an excellent addition to any library but will be especially enjoyed by military aviation buffs and World War II veterans. Ouse with the help of the Dutch Underground Lt Keeffe in plain view of the enemy evades for five harrowing months During an escape attempt through Belgium he is betrayed captured and transferred under armed guard to the infamous German prisoner of war camp – Stalag Luft III.
And the courage of the Dutch Underground Keefe escapes capture for over five months However just as he is about to be delivered back into Allied hands he is betrayed and ends up being a POW for over ten monthsThe author does an excellent job of relaying the account in first person as it was dictated to him and his brother by his father before he passed away One can hear Col Keefe talking about his medical screening as he joined the Army about the less than optimal conditions he lived in during training and the terror of being on a bomb run The reader will find himself praying with the Colonel before he leaves his stricken bomber and hiding with the Colonel behind a rabbit hutch as the Nazis are looking for him The reader will feel that cold shock when Lt Col Keeffe realizes he has been betrayed and is now in Germ. D begin flying combat missions over Europe On the 8th of March 1944 during a bombing mission to Berlin Keeffe’s airplane is shot down over Holland catapulting him into a world sueezed colorless by the ever tightening fist of Nazi occupationMoving from safe house to safe
Too much detail I was interested in his story not who slept in which bunk IF ou are really into specific details Φυσιογνωμία you will enjoy the bookTo me it was like someone asking me when is dinner and I tell them where I bought the potatoes how many eyes I cut out before I peeled them and how I cut them upThe 475 pages could have been cut to 200 and still have been a good book That man had uite the memory James H Keeffe III 19s TWO GOLD COINS AND A PRAYER is a well written memoir about aoung bomber pilot and POW from World War II It details the training and bombing missions of Lt Col James H Keefe Jr the author 19s father and especially his fateful fourth mission Flying as a co pilot in a B 24 Liberator then 2nd Lt Keefe finds himself in occupied Holland in perfect health but completely alone Through uick thinking luck. Fate unexpected allies betrayal two gold coins and a prayer changes the life of a Een reis om de wereldin 45 kip en kalkoengerechten young airmanWorld War II was raging when 19ear old James Keeffe joins the US Army Air Forces After months of rigorous training as a B 24 heavy bomber pilot he and his crew arrive in England an.