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Sitting It Out: A World War II POW Memoir

Westheimer, David

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ISBN 10: 0892633158 / ISBN 13: 9780892633159
Published by Rice University Press, Houston, TX, 1992
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed (without inscription) by the author on title page. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Trace shelfwear to bottom edge of boards. Jacket has a very short tear at bottom edge of front panel. Bookseller Inventory # 41276

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Title: Sitting It Out: A World War II POW Memoir

Publisher: Rice University Press, Houston, TX

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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In 1941 Westheimer was in a B-24 that ditched off the coast of Italy. It was the first American plane to be lost over Italy in the early days of WW2. Behind enemy lines, the author & 6 other survivors were taken to a camp at Poggio Mirteto before being assigned to another Italian POW camp. After 9 months in captivity, the prisoners had a brief brush with freedom. Retaken by advancing Germans before they could escape, they were transported through the Alps, to Stalag Luft III. Westheimer spent 19 more months in German hands before he was finally liberated by American troops on April 29, 1945. Westheimer wrote this book shortly after his release. Photos.

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