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The Greatest Escapes of World War II

Author: Robert B Smith; Laurence J Yadon
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The stories in The Greatest Escapes of WWII highlight the courage, endurance, and ingenuity of Allied prisoners, chronicling their ceaseless efforts and the alarm that spread far and wide when one or more escaped"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Robert B. (Robert Barr), 1933-
Greatest escapes of World War II.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016031870
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Smith; Laurence J Yadon
ISBN: 9781493025022 1493025023
OCLC Number: 942839163
Description: xv, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Tom, Dick, and Harry : tunneling out of top-security Stalag Luft III --
Before their very eyes : no place to start digging a tunnel? Why, dig it in the open prison yard, the entrance hidden by a vaulting horse over which other prisoners carried on vaulting --
The Ruth-Lee : three thousand miles to freedom in Australia ... in an open boat --
After midnight : the Danish underground's spectacular rescue of most of Denmark's Jewish population --
Wish me luck as you wave me good-bye : a young Australian's multiple escapes --
The wizards of MI9 : the highly effective British escape organization and the men who ran it --
The man who wouldn't quit : Douglas Bader, the RAF wing commander who gave his German captors fits ... even though he had two aluminum legs --
Deliverance from evil : American rangers free more than five hundred POWs threatened with death in the Philippines --
Dedee's way : young Countess Andree de Jongh, mastermind of the Comete escape line, which helped Allied forces personnel escape from occupied Europe --
Night crossing : the Black Watch officer who escaped the Germans by sheer persistence, daring, and small boat handling --
Twelve iron men : ten very tough Americans and two Filipino murderers escape the Japanese on the Philippine island of Davao --
Come what may : American nurses are snatched from the site of a New Guinea plane crash by glider --
Operation Jericho : the RAF bombed the Amiens Prison at zero feet, smashing holes in the stone walls and freeing hundreds of prisoners, some condemned to death --
Ming, the dog who knew : the pet of the Jericho leader knew when her master was flying, and this time knew he wasn't coming back --
Fighting man : the saga of Jack Churchill, who went to war with a sword and bow --
Operation Halyard : the do-it-yourself air strip --
Schloss Colditz and other delights : breaching the walls of an thousand-year-old fortress --
If at first you don't succeed : Walter Granecki, who found help from unexpected places in the heart of fascist Italy --
The magicians : Christopher Clayton Hutton, who developed remarkable tools for remarkable escapes.
Responsibility: Robert Barr Smith and Laurence J. Yadon.

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"The stories in The Greatest Escapes of WWII highlight the courage, endurance, and ingenuity of Allied prisoners, chronicling their ceaseless efforts and the alarm that spread far and wide when one or more escaped"--Provided by publisher.

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