Biography of a Fighter Pilot
The Struggle is a very readable account of an interesting life.
The author was born in a rather poor peasant family in Poland. Through
his own effort he made his way into the elite, becoming an officer and
a fighter pilot of the Polish Air Force. During World War Two he was
among thousands of Polish airmen who came to Britain to fight the
Germans, eventually rising to command a fighter squadron. After the war
he was among thousands of Poles who settled in Britain, unable to
return to their opressed homeland. He joined the RAF, seeing service
overseas as well as in the British Isles. Living in retirement with his
wife in southern England he wrote down his memoirs, with his children
and grandchildren in mind.