Australian author, comedian and journalist Michael Veitch’s life-long obsession with the aeroplanes of WWII and the men who flew them manifested itself a few years back in a fantastic couple of books. Flak, published in 2006, and Fly, from two years later, are remarkable collections of short stories based on interviews that Veitch carried out with about a range of airmen who flew in many and varied parts of the Royal Australian Air Force (among them Pat Kerrins) – and even includes a couple of former Luftwaffe pilots who moved to Australia after the war.
The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne will host a talk by Michael Veitch about his books and some of the airmen he interviewed later this month:
Date: 23 October 2013
Time: 5:30pm for a 6.00pm start
Cost: Free, but a gold coin donation appreciated.
For bookings, or for more information, follow this link.
Unfortunately I’m unable to attend this talk, but if anyone does, please leave a message here afterwards to let us know how it went.