Not as Briefed: From the Dolittle Raid to a German Stalag

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874222395
  • Publisher: Washington State University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 10.89 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Early Years 1
2 Hooking Up with Doolittle 11
3 Aboard the USS "Hornet" 19
4 Attack on Japan 27
5 Not as Briefed 35
6 North African Operations 51
7 Imprisoned in Italy 69
8 POW Train 89
9 Escape 103
10 Hiding Out 113
11 Nursed Back to Health 127
12 The New Zealanders 145
13 Recapture 165
14 Stalag Luft 1 177
15 Starting Art Again 193
16 Kriegie Kraft Karnival 201
17 Liberation by the Russians 217
18 POW Exposition 225
19 Return to Italy 235
App Bob Smith's Story 247
Sources 260
Index 261
"The Brave Colonel" 265
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2001

    Not As Briefed is story of American heroism that needs to be heard

    Not As Briefed is one of the greatest World War Two memoirs ever produced. While every valiant hero of that war is deserving of recognition, few have stories as dramatic as C. Ross Greening. Greening writes his story in a brilliant manner, captivating the reader and making real his experiences. Not as Briefed is chock full of bombs over Yokohama, bail-outs over China, and a purple heart on the slope of Mt. Vesuvius. It is the story of a pilot who could use his mind to get out of trouble when he spent months running from the Nazis in the Italian alps. Once captured, Ross Greening put his talents to use in Stalag Luft One, and demonstated one of the finest measures of character ever to touch the thousands of POWs in Barth, Germany. Greening¿s memoirs are an important reminder of the price of freedom, and illustrate his own love for America that grew as WWII wore on. Not As Briefed is patriotic and moving, and ought to be rated by American readers as one of the finest World War Two documents ever published.

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