This early work on World War II is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details an escape from a German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the experiences of the Second World War. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Williams, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag-Luft III. He escaped after 10 months and, accompanied by a fellow RAF officer, made his way back to England. He relates his story in three distinct phases: the construction of a tunnel (its entrance camouflaged by a wooden vaulting horse in the exercise yard) and hiding the large quantities of sand he dug; the escape; and the journey on foot and by train to the port of Stettin, where Williams and his fellow escapee stowed away aboard a Danish ship, the Norensen. The story of the flight across Germany is particularly tense, as Williams relates how their clothing and fabricated travel papers became shabbier and more conspicuous. This classic escape-and-evasion story, an exciting read, was published in England in 1949. Williams died in 1983.
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Descripción HarperCollins Distribution Ser, 1979. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110002168758