Four Miles to freedom banner6Extract:

Several times he is handcuffed and blindfolded and taken to a larger room for interrogation. He actually looks forward to interrogation because it is very cold and the interrogator always begins with the question, ‘Would you like a cup of tea?’ and then sends for two cups of tea, one for himself, and one for Dilip. 

This extract has been taken from the book Four Miles to Freedom by Faith Johnston.

About the book


When Flight Lieutenant Dilip Parulkar was shot down over Pakistan on 10 December 1971, he quickly turned that catastrophe into the greatest adventure of his life. On 13 August 1972, Parulkar, along with Malvinder Singh Grewal and Harish Sinhji, escaped from a POW camp in Rawalpindi. Four Miles to Freedom is their story. Based on interviews with eight Indian fighter pilots who helped prepare the escape and the two who escaped, as well as research into other sources, Four Miles is also the moving, sometimes amusing, account of how twelve fighter pilots from different ranks and backgrounds coped with deprivation, forced intimacy and the pervasive uncertainty of a year in captivity and how they came together to support Parulkars courageous escape plan.

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