A Higher Call


This paperback book is a Sunday Times Bestseller written by Adam Makos with Larry Alexander, which has been described as an ‘incredible true story of heroism and chivalry during the Second World War’.

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Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged Allied Bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany.  At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old American pilot.  Half his crew lay wounded or dead.  Suddenly a Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber’s tail – the German pilot was an ace, who with a squeeze of the trigger could bring down the struggling bomber.

This is the incredible true story of 2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown and 2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, the two pilots whose lives collided that day.  It was an encounter that would haunt both pilots for forty years until, as old men, they would seek out one another and reunite.