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“October 1940. I was out, free of my aircraft, tumbling wildly in the air. I pulled the ripcord. I was jerked back by the parachute as air punched into it and I swung there like a puppet, winded and gasping for breath. I looked down at my leg. It felt like a bear was gnawing on it but it was still in one piece. For now, anyway. Then I heard it – right behind me. An ME109 diving towards me, guns blazing… Shells whistled past me on either side. Maybe my turn had finally come…”
Harry Woods is a Spitfire pilot in the RAF. When his friend Lenny loses his leg in a dogfight with the Luftwaffe, Harry vows to fight on. That is, until his plane is hit and he ends up tumbling through the air high above the English Channel…