The Great EscapersAuthor:
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Summary: The Great Escape was one of the most remarkable episodes of the Second World War. After the attempt to break 200 men out of Hermann Goring's 'escape-proof' prisoner-of-war camp, 76 Allied officers managed to create havoc behind enemy lines before most were eventually recaptured. Now the ingenuity of the masterminds behind this audacious break-out is celebrated. Tragically, 50 of those involved in the Great Escape wer...e murdered by the Gestapo. The author examines their deaths and the post-war investigation to bring their killers to justice. The Great Escapers is an extraordinary story, charted through the experiences of those who lived under the sweeping searchlights of the ominous watchtowers and ending with accounts from the seven remaining men who broke out that March night 60 years ago - the last of the Great Escapers. Book jacket. [read more]
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