Roald Dahl Fact Sheet: Who was Roald Dahl? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Roald Dahl.
Roald Dahl Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1916 - 1990 *** Full Name: Roald Dahl *** Occupation: British Fighter Pilot, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet and Screenwriter *** Date of Birth: Roald Dahl was born on September 13th 1916 *** Place of Birth: Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales *** Family background: His father was Harald Dalh and his mother was Sofie Magdalen Hesselberg. His father arrived in Britain first from Sarpsborg in Norway and settled in Cardiff and his mother followed and married when they had both settled in Wales in 1911. His first language would be Norwegian which was what was spoken at home. His parents were also members of the Norwegian Church in Cardiff and had their children baptized into the Lutheran faith *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with his parents and sisters Astri, Alfhild and Else, although his oldest sister died when she was seven of appendicitis and within a few weeks of her death, his father also died of pneumonia *** Education: Roald Dahl would be educated in Wales as was his father’s wish. His father had felt the British education was the best in the world. He attended the Cathedral School in Llandaff after which he was transferred to a boarding school in England, St Peter’s in Weston-super-Mare, in 1929 he went to Repton School ***
Roald Dahl Fact 1: Roald Dahl was born on September 13th 1916 and during the 20th century period in history when there were world changing events happening including the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War.
Roald Dahl Fact 7: Several months after this he joined the Royal Air Force. After various months of training in Kenya as well as Iraq he trained in Hawker Harts and became an acting pilot officer and was assigned to No. 80 Squadron RAF.
Roald Dahl Fact 8: Having suffered a life threatening crash in his early flying career he was discharged from hospital in 1941 and passed fit for duty although this would be short lived as he began to suffer from blackouts. He would invalided back to England and after recovery hoped to become an instructor.
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List of Books written by Roald Dahl: The Gremlins *** James and Giant Peach *** Charlie and the Chocolate Factory *** Danny, the Champion of the World *** The Twits *** The BFG *** The Witches *** Matilda ***
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