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One of the most famous true stories from the last war, The GREAT ESCAPE tells how more than six hundred men in a German prisoner-of-war camp worked together to achieve an extraordinary break-out. Every night for a year they dug tunnels, and those who weren't digging forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes to wear once they had escaped. All of this was conducted under the very noses of their prison guards. When the right night came, the actual escape itself was timed to the split second - but of course, not everything went according to plan...
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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.
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 Buccaneer Bucks, Cutchogue, New York, U.S.A., 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Good Ex-Library Hardcover with no jacket, 8.8 inches tall, 1978, 2nd edition, 240 pages. Usual library stamps and stickers. Exterior somewhat soiled. First page has pencil writing, otherwise the text is unmarked and solid. One of the most inspirational stories ever told. Size: 8vo - 7" to 9" Tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 016981
Book Description Buccaneer Books, 1993. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1568491883-2-4
Book Description Buccaneer Books, 1993. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1568491883