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Escape - True Accounts of POW Escapes [Kindle Edition]

GS Willmott
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This sequence of authentic and audacious war-time escapes keeps the reader spell-bound from start to finish. Garry Willmott has unearthed a series of escapes which would be the envy of Houdini. From the chilling history of escapes from Colditz, escapes from comparatively humane British POW camps and from a Prisoner-of-War camp in Australia, these are all carefully selected to enthral us with the ingenuity and brazen boldness of the escapees. Each story is totally unique and each forms a contrast to the one before: several stories stand out as memorable. "The Great Escape" and "Love Conquers the Wall" are breath-taking in their audacity, while the escapes of William Leefe Robinson and Gunther Pluschow, two of the longer stories in the collection, are examples of human ingenuity and raw courage. Each escape is based on well-researched evidence and there are many fascinating photographs to enliven each narrative; the author brings the stories to life, re-enacting exchanges of dialogue in dramatic sequences and setting each escape in a convincing authentic setting. This well-written collection gives us a fresh perspective on experiences of Prisoners-of War ... an informative and entertaining read.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1971 KB
  • Print Length: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Garry Willmott (November 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #829,637 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Much Better Then Expected. December 7, 2013
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I have always have been a fan of "military escape stoeries". Having read quite many, I did not expect much from the book. Much to my surprise, it contained stories that I had not read before. Volume contains stories from many conflicts. If you are an "adventure" fan, this volume is good.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good January 14, 2014
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This was a good book that I enjoyed reading , and I would recommend it to anyone that liked nonfiction
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2.0 out of 5 stars It's OK only December 13, 2013
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Sort of interesting. There are much better books out there.
Read if you have nothing but time on your hands.
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5.0 out of 5 stars True Heroes we need to Honor November 29, 2013
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Truth is stranger than fiction in regards to these stories. It is amazing that so many men could communicate in a foreign land and not be caught. I could not believe the terrible treatment that the Japanese gave their captives. I am going to have my son read this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Stories of Heroism and Ingenuity July 27, 2013
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Escape is a entertaining read about people who refused to be imprisoned, wonderful narrative. I recommend this book to all
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