The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Breakout

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Summer, 1918: 29 officers crawled into a 16 inch high, 55 metre tunnel dug only with spoons. This was the culmination of 9 months gruelling toil in oxygen-starved darkness. Of the 29 escapees, just 10 would make their way back to Britain.

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In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, captured soldiers and pilots narrowly avoided death only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany’s archipelago of brutal POW camps. After several unsuccessful escapes, a group of Allied prisoners of Holzminden – Germany’s land-locked Alcatraz- hatched the most elaborate escape plan yet known. With ingenious engineering, disguises, forgery and courage, their story would electrify Britain in some of its darkest hours of the war.

Drawing on never-before-seen memoirs and letters, Neal Bascomb brings this little-known story narrative to life amid the despair of the trenches and the height of patriotic duty.

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2.8 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xxv, 315 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

940.47243597 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K