Escape From Germany

Escape From Germany Out of the ten thousand British Air Force prisoners who were in permanent camps in Germany in the Second World War less than thirty ever reached Britain or neutral territory despite the most energet

  • Title: Escape From Germany
  • Author: Aidan Crawley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Out of the ten thousand British Air Force prisoners who were in permanent camps in Germany in the Second World War, less than thirty ever reached Britain or neutral territory, despite the most energetic and highly organised attempts Even so, for many prisoners of war, the arguments in favour of trying to escape were overwhelming This book contains the true and often incrOut of the ten thousand British Air Force prisoners who were in permanent camps in Germany in the Second World War, less than thirty ever reached Britain or neutral territory, despite the most energetic and highly organised attempts Even so, for many prisoners of war, the arguments in favour of trying to escape were overwhelming This book contains the true and often incredible stories of the heroic efforts of the members of the RAF and the Army who tried to escape from prisoner of war camps in Germany This authoritative account of their many exploits, drawn from the narratives of the men themselves, makes compelling reading It includes such remarkable stories as The Wooden Horse a hollow vaulting horse that was used to disguise a tunnel entrance, enabling three men to escape and finally reach England, and of the persistent and ingenious attempts to escape made at Colditz, known as The Escapers Camp Although the castle was built of stone on a foundation of rock, than thirty tunnels were begun here Escape from Germany , subtitled The methods of escape used by RAF airmen during the Second World War , was originally issued by the Air Historical Branch of the Air Ministry and was not available to the public This reissue contains an introduction, written by Air Commodore H A Probert, Head of the Air Historical Branch RAF fascinating and moving Crawley describes coolly and vividly the experience of capture and imprisonment for the thousands of Allied troops and air crews who fell into German hands MAX HASTINGS Aidan Crawley 1908 1993 was an MP and writer who also produced TV at the very start of the commercial TV era of the 1950s He wrote a biography of Charles de Gaulle and a history of West Germany after World War II During the war he had been a prisoner after being shot down while serving in the RAF Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at endeavourpress Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via on.fb 1HweQV7 We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

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    1. This is a detailed look the effort of Allied prisoners to escape from German camps. The tragic consequences of the "Great Escape" are also portrayed. Though few were successful during the six years of war, the escapes did not stop until near the end when it was decided to wait for liberation.

    2. This is one more reason why they're called "the Greatest Generation". I took one star off because parts of it were so extremely detailed that I almost couldn't make it through - how the POWs fashioned clothes and identity papers for escape. This is full of details about escape attempts in each Stalag that housed captured British military. The last section is more action packed and deals with how the POWs were marched thru the German countryside as Allied forces were closing in.

    3. An insightful book about a series of escapes from German prisoner-of-war camps during WW2. A detailed account of the basics of escaping, such as maps, clothes and tools needed as well as of the particular escape stories of individuals.Written in a documentary style, precise and sober this has a lot of interesting facts from eye witnesses. I found it particularly useful for the information about the chaos during the final stages of the war.

    4. I downloaded the book as part of a research project about the final stages of the war, thanks to a recommendation by a friend. The book is incredibly useful for that. The escape stories are fascinating and well documented. Thought-through and well constructed the book offers a load of information. Written from interviews with actual escapees this is invaluable for its research value. Highly recommended.

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