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The Great Escape (original 1951; edition 2004)
The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill (1951)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393325792, Paperback)
"A tense, thrilling, fabulous tale."—Philadelphia InquirerThey were American and British air force officers in a German prison camp. With only their bare hands and the crudest of homemade tools, they sank shafts, forged passports, faked weapons, and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes. They developed a fantastic security system to protect themselves from German surveillance. 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 one of them, every minute, every hour, every day and night for more than a year. Made into the classic movie starring Steve McQueen. 16 pages of photographs
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:15 -0400)
An account of the escape of almost one hundred British prisoners of war from a German prison camp in 1944.
(summary from another edition)
An edition of this book was published by Audible.com.
An edition of this book was published by W.W. Norton.
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