With only their bare hands and the crudest of homemade tools, they sank shafts, built underground railroads, forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons, and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes.
They developed a fantastic security system to protect themselves from the German "ferrets" who prowled the compounds with nerve-racking tenacity and suspicion.
It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb. It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than six hundred men -- every single one of them, every minute, every hour, every day, and every night for more than a year.
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"One Of The Great True Stories Of The War, And One Of The Greatest Escape Narratives Of All Time."
The San Francisco ChronicleAbout the Author:
During the war Paul Brickhill was shot down over German territory and sent to a prisoner of war camp. After the war he wrote about the numerous escape attempts in which he was involved in THE GREAT ESCAPE. REACH FOR THE SKY, and THE DAMBUSTERS RAID are his most famous works.
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Book Description Fawcett, 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110449210685
Book Description Fawcett, 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0449210685