Friday, 22 March 2013

The Real Great Escape - Guy Walters

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Title: The Real Great Escape 
Author: Guy Walters
ISBN: 978-0-593-07190-8
Publisher: Bantam Press
Pages: 411

Attempting to escape is one of the key responsibilities of an incarcerated soldier. Walters has drafted a book that provides a thrilling and insightful account of one of the greatest escape attempts in history; that of hundreds of Allied airmen out of Stalag Luft III in March 1944. His account is fast paced and engaging, drawing upon both Allied and German testimony. The reader is exposed to not only the ringleaders of the plan but also the relationship between the prisoners and their German captors. He also delves into the flight, recapture and tragic ending to many of the prisoner’s stories. Included are accounts of the Gestapo agents and their fates following the war. The book is both a page turner and incredible story.

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