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The tunnel king : the true story of Wally Floody and the great escape

Author: Barbara Hehner
Publisher: Toronto : HarperTrophy Canada, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Great Escape was one of the most daring prisoner-of-war breakouts of the Second World War. Yet few Canadians know the heroic story of Wally Floody. Wally was a Canadian fighter pilot, imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, who was a key figure--the Tunnel King--in the carefully planned escape. Packed with fascinating details of life in the camp, such as how the prisoners learned to build their own radios from empty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Wally Floody; Wally Floody
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Hehner
ISBN: 0006394779 9780006394778
OCLC Number: 55596226
Description: xiii, 145 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: Cave in --
Looking for adventure --
Signing up --
Getting wings --
401 squadron --
Captured --
The "escape-proof" camp --
The x organization --
Tom, Dick and Harry --
One day at a time --
Starting again --
The darkest hour --
The long march --
Coming home --
Back to Germany --
The great escape on the big screen --
Living history.
Responsibility: Barbara Hehner.

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The Great Escape was one of the most daring prisoner-of-war breakouts of the Second World War. Yet few Canadians know the heroic story of Wally Floody. Wally was a Canadian fighter pilot, imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, who was a key figure--the Tunnel King--in the carefully planned escape. Packed with fascinating details of life in the camp, such as how the prisoners learned to build their own radios from empty cookie tins or make hockey skates from scrap metals, The Tunnel King is not only an exciting and action-packed story, but a tribute to a courageous Canadian.

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