Jack Love's personal account of joining up for the RAF, training for, and then flying with RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War. He describes in graphic detail the night he was shot down, the subsequent extraordinary evasion attempt, and provides a fascinating insight into life as a prisoner-of-war.
Born in 1912 into a mining family in the North East of England, Jack Love thrived at school in spite of austere times, aiming for a better future. On leaving school, however, against family preference, he had to take work at the local coal pit. Earnings were pitiful, so he changed career as soon as a decent opportunity arose, becoming a bus conductor. The Second World War then intervened, which, in his own words, proved to be his 'greatest adventure'. With the end of the war came another change of career, this time to teaching, capitalising upon a talent he discovered while incarcerated in various prisoner-of-war camps in German-occupied Europe. It was a vocation that lasted his lifetime. Jack's wartime story, March By Moonlight is an epic Bomber Command tale in its own right, and is presented in honour of all the other airmen who endured a similar experience.