Douglas bader and the senior term of flight cadets graduating from cranwell. Most of the british population must surely have heard of the exploits of the icon that was douglas bader, through the book and 1950s film biopic reach for the sky. Hotel the douglas, autograph collection, vancouver, canada. With each gift you choose we will include a wonderful aviation themed card in your name with your message and we can drop ship your gift. Bbc news douglas bader world war ii book sells for. The son of civil engineer frederick bader and his wife jessie, douglas spent his first two years with relatives on the isle of man as his father had to return to work in india. It tells the story of douglas bader a british ace who lost both legs as a result of some aerobatics in a plane crash in 1931. Reach for the sky is a 1956 british biographical film about aviator douglas bader, based on the 1954 biography of the same name by paul brickhill. Dining is available at one of the 8 diverse restaurants and lounges. Wife of wwii hero douglas bader suffers neglect from care home.
Sims wrote many books such as fighter tactics and the fighter pilots and is considered one of top authors on the subject. Sir douglas bader group captain cbe dso dfc fraes dl d1982. Douglas bader autograph, battle of britain, original hand signed fdc. There is the name of the book s owner and recipient of the letter vincent nesfield on the front paste down and of his son john. But as a new book by sp mackenzie reveals it was baders harsh and. Buy douglas bader signed and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. He was shot down over enemy territory and held at colditz for his frequent attempts at escape. What was douglas bader, the ww2 fighter pilot, like to know. Douglas bader the brave but foolish egomaniac who led squadrons of the few. My favourite dog stories by douglas bader and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Reviewed in the united states on december 16, 2009. He tells the inspiring story of the battle of britain from the viewpoint of the few. Kirk douglas spartacus paths of glory out of the past signed autograph book. He joined the raf in 1928 and was commissioned in 1930. If you dont book a flexible rate, you may not be entitled to a refund. If none of the above apply, you still need to read this book. Despite his incredible disability, when england declared war on nazi germany, douglas convinced the british raf to recommission him as a fl. Each print in this special tribute edition is signed by four famous raf fighter aces that flew hurricanes and spitfires with douglas bader in the battle of britain. Ok, lets kick off with the first on the list, sir douglas bader. Books signed by the few of the battle of britain and the many of bomber command.
Douglas bader fight for the sky book the douglas baderladdie lucas have both hand signed this 1st edition hard back booki of the epic story of douglas bader. This is the true story of a man who was discharged from the r. Douglas bader was born in london, england on february 21, 1910. Jul 05, 2011 douglas bader british ace of world war two. Douglas baders log book battle of britain personal. Douglas robert steuart bader was born in london on february 21, 1910. The story of douglas bader, legless ace of the battle of britain bluejacket books 9781557502223. Poor lady bader is in her fourth home due to poor care. If you are a history buff, particularly of ww2, you need to read this book. Douglas bader signed letters the most famous raf ace of them all douglas bader writes these letters dated mid 1970s to the famous military historian and author of many books edward sims. The unveiling also coincides with a new book, douglas bader. A good student, bader won a scholarship to st edwards school in oxford. During his time at cranwell, bader developed a reputation as a. Buy reach for the sky signed by douglas bader by brickhill, paul isbn.
His loss of both legs in a flying accident in 1931 has been well documented. Auto suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. But the war was only an episode in a greater victory, his triumph. Grpcaptain douglas bader signed by douglas bader 35% off. Autographs, erwin rommel signed photo,winston churchill signed photo. Reach for the sky 1956 movie clip helpless cripple. Tuck was adamant that he would score more victories if his spitfire ha. History records that douglas bader, leader of the rafs tangmere wing, was downed on 9 august 1941 when his spitfire collided with a bf 109, bader parachuting down to become a pow. Baders signature, accompanied by an oval photograph of him. Autograph memorabilia and militaria leisure galleries. Aug 02, 2011 douglas bader world war ii book sells for. An autograph book containing signatures from raf officers who took part in the battle of britain has sold for. Douglas bader autograph signed display blue ink autograph of british raf fighter ace douglas bader. During the 1950s, a book and a film, reach for the sky, chronicled his life and raf career to the end of the second world war.
It won the bafta award for best british film of 1956. Douglas bader autographed signed framed museum piece. Your cancellation request will be handled by the property, based on your chosen policy and consumer law. Douglas bader signed for sale in uk view 55 bargains.
New books art books models signed luftwaffe books here are some wonderful sculptures, models, books and videos all of which make perfect gifts for your favorite pilot. There is the name of the books owner and recipient of the letter vincent nesfield on the front paste down and of his son john. An autograph book containing signatures from raf officers who took part in. Signed copies of this book appear to be extremely scarce.
The film stars kenneth more and was directed by lewis gilbert. Douglas bader s log book dunkirk, may and june 1940. It makes the card worth as much as the autograph, and a fake autograph is worth nothing. The films composer john addison was bader s brotherinlaw.
In his book fly for your life, the raf ace robert stanford tuck describes a meeting with bader at a conference to discuss the merits or otherwise of cannon over machine guns. Group captain, sir douglas bader, dso, dfc, was a flying ace who flew in the second world war, despite losing both legs in a previous crash. The letter from douglas bader is type written with a manuscript signature and asks if nesfield could look at his cooks mothers cataracts. Yet, for decades, that scenario has been questioned and now, in andy saunders book, the truth is finally revealed. I even wrote to him as a kid, asking him for an autograph, to which he kindly responded, and i got to meet him personally when i was a teenager a story in. If you have ever suffered serious setbacks in life, particularly due to physical injury, you need to read this book. Aug 02, 2011 media caption gp capt douglas bader was among the pilots who signed the book. A very good original 1958 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink happy days geoff from douglas bader 4958. Douglas bader autograph, battle of britain, original. He was credited with 22 aerial victories, four shared victories, six probables, one shared probable and 11 enemy aircraft damaged. Following a visit to the raf college at cranwell, bader set his sights on becoming a pilot and won a place as a cadet at cranwell. Media caption gp capt douglas bader was among the pilots who signed the book. This copy bears bader s signature on the front free endpaper. Raf pilot douglas bader kenneth more, hospitalized after a reckless crash and having lost the use of both legs, sneaks from his bed, found by nurse brace dorothy alison, who hears his griping then lays down some law, in the 1956 biopic reach for the sky.
Reach for the sky by douglas bader and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The douglas, autograph collection is located in the downtown district in vancouver, 1,000 feet from bc place stadium. Bader lost both of his legs in an aircraft accident prior to the war. Recently when visiting my parents i noticed that dad had a copy of reach for the skies, the douglas bader biography, in his bookcase. T he bristol bulldogs roared over the raf woodley airstrip as three pilots put the biplanes through their paces. Christened the douglas after the iconic fir trees that buoyed vancouvers early economy, this is a hotel which embraces and projects its powerful sense of place. This copy bears baders signature on the front free endpaper. Capt douglas bader was among the pilots who signed the book. May 16, 2017 second world war hero fighter pilot who lost both legs in crash inspired to fly on by douglas bader new book remembers colin hoppy hodgkinson, 19, who was so seriously injured it was thought. The subject, douglas bader, was amazing, almost beyond belief.
Saintomer has launched a new trail in honour of war. The verdant and beautiful landscape of british columbia flows seamlessly into into every facet of the hotel douglas. An original circa 1950s card, clearly signed in ink by douglas bader. His connection with doncaster is that he once lived in the old rectory in the quaint village of sprotbrough. Reach for the sky the story of douglas bader paul brickhill on. Douglas bader autograph 2,original hand signed bookplate. Reach for the sky, by paul brickhill was first published in 1954. Now comes the criticism of legless pilot douglas bader as being crass, egotistical and suffering from a personality. Douglas bader autograph on battle of britain commemorative cover 1980, r. Douglas bader the square, ip5 3sl ipswich, suffolk rated 4. The book and the dustwrapper are in very good condition. Oct 30, 2007 how much is a douglas bader autograph worth. Douglas bader s log book distinguished flying cross award.
Douglas bader, born 100 years ago this week, was a man of extraordinary courage and determination. Visionary and independent, the douglas, autograph collection provides an utterly uncommon experience in the vibrant parq vancouver entertainment resort. Sir douglas baders log book including the entry that recounts the famous crash that cost him his legs has gone under the hammer. Wendys foreword talks a lot about how sir douglas would have approved of my book.
How much is a douglas bader autograph worth answers. Douglas bader foundation glass tankard signed by illustrated and in very good condition, now fast becoming a rare and very collectable item. The douglas, autograph collection is located in the downtown district in vancouver, 984 feet from bc place stadium. Guy gibson vc, leader of the dam busters squadron, whose brilliant book enemy coast ahead became a best seller, has been called a merely average pilot, bumptious and extrovert. Douglas baders log book distinguished flying cross award. Bader pursued his career in the oil industry after he decided to leave the raf in 1946. The signature is on a large format cover commemorating the 25th anniversary of the battle of britain double mounted in cream and black to an overall size of 16 x 12 inches. Shop for signed photos, autographs and other autographed items related to kirk douglas. What was douglas bader, the ww2 fighter pilot, like to.
Douglas baders log book dunkirk, may and june 1940. This is a superb first day cover commemorating the 40th anniversary of the battle of britain 19401980, nicely signed in blue fountain pen ink by douglas bader and by four other great heroes of the battle of britain robert stanford tuck 19161987, who shot down at least 29 enemy aircraft, james ginger lacey 19171989, who shot down 28. See more ideas about douglas bader, battle of britain and royal air force. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. Amazing book for fans of douglas bader or battle of britain. He was credited with 20 aerial victories four shared victories six probable one shared probable and eleven enemy aircraft damaged. Despite losing both his legs during peacetime, he signed up again when the second world war broke out, and flew hurricanes and spitfires in the battles of france and britain. The legendary pilot destroyed 22 enemy aircraft in the second. When the war started, he convinced them he could still fly, and reentered the raf.
Douglas bader autograph 2,original hand signed bookplate on. Reach for the sky was the title of a film and a book about baders life released in 1950s. Oct 01, 2016 in his book fly for your life, the raf ace robert stanford tuck describes a meeting with bader at a conference to discuss the merits or otherwise of cannon over machine guns. We welcome you with boutique facilities, sustainable design and unwavering attention to detail. Cassell military paperbacks new ed by paul brickhill isbn. Douglas bader hand signed raf rafm first day cover fdc. Douglas bader 5 12 by 7 14 signed bw newspaper photo of douglas bader. Despite losing both his legs during peacetime, he signed up again when the second world. Douglas bader autograph, battle of britain, original hand signed fdc listing in the military,autographs,collectibles category on ebid united states 442832. A book of signatures of raf pilots who fought in battle of britain is expected to. Bader was a reluctant yearold when he moved to sprotbrough from the home counties in 1923.1032 141 308 774 793 1085 313 1001 528 1401 449 623 44 41 2 92 1362 12 1170 63 411 803 1256 422 1303 992 1440 926 511 1452 513 1112 35 1256 249 1290 14 1001 1339 1389 108 399 282 1178 866 399 1131 73 660 1366