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Lie in the Dark and Listen by Ken Rees
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Lie in the Dark and Listen

by Ken Rees

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Often quoted as the model for the Steve McQueen character in The Great Escape, Ken Rees had already had an eventful life by the age of 21. He had trained to be a pilot officer, flown 56 hair-raising bomber missions by night over Germany, taken part in the siege of Malta, got married, been shot down into a remote Norwegian lake and been captured, interrogated and sent to Stalag Luft III. He took part in and survived the Great Escape and the forced march to Bremen. Truly a real-life adventure story, written with accuracy, pace and drama.… (more)

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