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A French navigator flying with an RAF bombing unit in WWII has to bail out of his plane after a successful mission, after his plane collides with another in the group. He is the only survivor of the two planes. He lands in a beet field and walks to the farmhouse, largely uninjured. He wakes a young lady whose husband is an intelligence officer at another military base. The navigator is picked up by a jeep and taken back to his base, where he has to slowly reintegrate into life there. He is ...more
Jules Roy was a French writer.Roy, born an Algerian pied noir (Algerian settler of French descent) and sent to a Roman Catholic seminary, used his experiences in the French colony and during his service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War as inspiration for a number of his works. He began writing in 1946, while still serving in the military, and continued to publish fiction and ...moreMore about Jules Roy...