From the introduction:
Your name is Alistair Thompson and you are a Flight Officer in the Royal Air Force. The date is September 1940.
You have been literally living on Biggin Hill air field for the past two months, continually on standby. Every time the siren wails, at least three times a day, you leap into the cockpit of your aircraft.
The Luftwaffe, flying mostly Messerschmidts (ME109s) and Dorniers, have stepped up their attacks and, despite heavy casualties, are gradually wearing your squadron down.
Only four months ago, you were a newcomer to the squadron; in the last few months you have seen many good pilots die horribly. Now you are an expert amongst the newcomers.
Published in Danish as Gennem Pigtråden: Flugten fra Krigsfangelejren.