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Longest Tunnel: True Story Of World War II's…

Longest Tunnel: True Story Of World War II's Great Escape (edition 2004)

by Alan Burgess

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Title:Longest Tunnel: True Story Of World War II's Great Escape
Authors:Alan Burgess
Info:US Naval Institute Press (2004), Paperback, 289 pages
Collections:Your library, Until Next Time
Tags:Non Fiction, History, WWII

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The escape of 100 POWs from the Stalag Luft III prison camp via a tunnel, and the subsequent murder of 50 of them - directly ordered by Adolph Hitler - is one of the most well know episodes of World War II. It came to prominence by the book The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill, and in a slightly fictionalised version in the movie by the same name.
This book provides some more context than the Brickhill book, telling more about the capture of some of the men, and the work that was done after the war to bring the murderers to justice.
Well written version of this heroic and moving episode. ( )
  robeik | Jan 30, 2014 |
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Recounts the true story of the escape of 76 Allied POWs in 1944 from a highsecurity German camp.

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