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“One of the great true stories of the war, and one of the greatest escape narratives of all time.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“Absorbing... spine-tingling... puts the average war book so far in the shadow it's not even funny.” (Dallas Times-Herald)
“For sheer suspense, puts the fictioneers to shame.” (Boston Globe)
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Super book. Bought it to read again and for my 7th grade classroom.Published 2 months ago by sid landers
Australian Paul Brickhill, a Spitfire pilot who flew in World War Ii in RAF's 92 Squadron, and that was shot down and taken prisoner in Tunisia in 1943, wrote three famous books in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Botnik Roller
Good quality on a used book. I used it for a unique gift, for WWII buff. Perfect.Published 4 months ago by Donald P. Laucirica
I loved this book as a kid. I don't know about you, but I dreamed of my own "Great Escape", but not even digging tunnels could save me. There are so many reviews here! Read morePublished 5 months ago by James Kenney
I like action filled stories, This was like watching an old classic 1940s movie, with an old school feel, and yes it's an old story, but lacks some action and thrililng story... Read morePublished 5 months ago by sincere reviewer