Tony Johnson is an author and a historian.
Escape to Freedom: An Airman's Tale of Capture, Escape and Evasionby Tony Johnson
He describes the increasingly harsh
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The author was shot down in his Wellington bomber on his third operational mission. Captured shortly after, he was interrogated in Dulag Luft before being sent to Stalag Luft 1 on the Baltic where he stayed from April to September 1944. As the noose tightened on Germany, Tony and his fellow kriegies were kept on the move.
He describes the increasingly harsh conditions he and his fellow endured, including the infamous Long March of the winter of 1945. He twice escaped, the second time successfully reaching the Allied Second Army.
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Having a pre-release copy of this book gives me the advantage! What an excellent book of the life prior to capture, during capture and escape and capture and escape again finally resulting in freedom. A knowledge of English jargon or slang is very helpful. The Author manages to include humor with starvation, atrocities and degradations plus a stiff backbone and the will to live in this very well written book. Very enjoyable and hard to put down and I would recommend this book to anyone especially WWII buffs and anyone interested in our Veterans and what they went through! Get a Copy and Read it! oldgoat