Discussion paper from the Last Thursday Reading Group

In recently two months, the Last Thursday Reading Group has discussed ‘Reach for the sky’, a book written by Paul Brickhill. It’s about Douglas Bader, who was a skilled pilot. However he lost one leg to aerobatics. Then, he lost another one. He used his metal legs and trained himself back to RAF when WWII started. Bader was an excellent leader, fighter, and innovator. After colliding with a German Me-109, he sat out the remaining three years as a prisoner of war at Colditz Castle, near Leipzig, Germany, repeatedly testing the reputation of the fortress as an escapeproof prison. The same title movie was on screen in 1956. Bader’s story is a story of courage, determination and possibility of reach higher, no matter what. Continue reading