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The One That Got Away

Kendal Burt & James Leasor

Verlag: Fontana-Collins, 1967
ISBN 10: 0006115802 / ISBN 13: 9780006115809
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Titel: The One That Got Away

Verlag: Fontana-Collins

Erscheinungsdatum: 1967

Einband: Softcover

Zustand: Good

Art des Buches: book


1967. 256 pages. Good condition paperback; as expected for age. Cards, pages, and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, inscriptions, light foxing and tanning. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1459853678CMK

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Inhaltsangabe: From The Great Escape to The Colditz Story, readers have become familiar with the many stories of British wartime escapes. But what of German prisoners in British hands? Did they try as persistently as their British counterparts to escape? Did they bait their guards with similar ironic humour and with horseplay often carried to dangerous extremes? Were similar epics of courage and endurance enacted unknown to us on our own soil and on the surrounding seas? How were our prisoners fed, interrogated, guarded? In other words, how did we treat them? These questions are all answered in the first book to tell the full story of Franz von Werra, a Luftwaffe officer escaping in England, set against the background of our own familiar countryside, and with our own countrymen'police, soldiers, home guards, shepherds, bus conductors and booking clerks playing the unfamiliar roles of pursuer and sometimes unconscious abettor of one of the most ingenious and brazen of all escapers. Based on von Werra's own account, this exciting story provides a fascinating insight to the war from the German point of view.

Inhaltsangabe: Franz von Werra was a Luftwaffe pilot shot down in the Battle of Britain. The One that Got Away tells the full and exciting story of his two daring escapes in England and his third and successful escape: a leap from the window of a prisoners train in Canada. Enduring snow and frostbite, he crossed into the then neutral United States. Leasors book is based on von Werras own dictated account of his adventures and makes for a compelling read.

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