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Great Escapes

Great Escapes

by Charlotte Guillain
     
 

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War Stories recounts true tales of heroism and, courage under fire out history, from ancient wars to the world's most recent conflicts

The history of war is littered with amazing escape attempts many of which were successful. Learn about the prisoners who tunneled their way out of cells, the soldiers who traveled around the world to reach home, and the families

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War Stories recounts true tales of heroism and, courage under fire out history, from ancient wars to the world's most recent conflicts

The history of war is littered with amazing escape attempts many of which were successful. Learn about the prisoners who tunneled their way out of cells, the soldiers who traveled around the world to reach home, and the families who braved perilous journeys to escape conflict.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
In times of war prisoners are taken, held in various degrees of humane confinement, and tempted with escape. Throughout the annals of military history prisoners have plotted and carried out escapes. Sometimes those escape efforts have resulted in stunning success. On other occasions plots have been foiled and escapees have either been recaptured or executed. However, regardless of the danger, as Charlotte Guillain ably depicts in this illustrated portion of the illustrated "War Stories" series, great escapes in time of war have a rich history. As is the case with other books in this series, Great Escapes begins by going back in history to a much earlier era to begin the story of successful and unsuccessful escape efforts. Moving forward in time, Guillain touches on escape efforts in the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and then in the modern era. One of the most interesting escape efforts depicted is that of the Vietnamese boat people who fled from oppression and took enormous chances on the open sea in a pursuit of a better life. This book is an excellent introduction to this aspect of military history and will appeal to younger readers interested in warfare and all its aspects. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432948351
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Heinemann War Stories Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Charlotte Guillain worked as a bookseller, an English teacher and an editor before becoming an author. She has written more than 100 books, both fiction and non-fiction. She always wanted to be a writer and her top tip is to read as much as you can.

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