The Great Escape

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On The Night of 24 March 1944, 76 Allied RAF officers escaped from Stalag-Luft III, Nazi Germany's most secure POW camp. It was the biggest British-led break-out of the Second World War. The tenacity and ingenuity of the prisoners has become the stuff of legend, as they saw through their plan to dig the longest and most sophisticated tunnel ever conceived. But the men paid a high price for their bravery: of the 73 POWs recaptured, 50 were brutally executed on Hitler's direct orders. The tireless RAF investigation...
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On The Night of 24 March 1944, 76 Allied RAF officers escaped from Stalag-Luft III, Nazi Germany's most secure POW camp. It was the biggest British-led break-out of the Second World War. The tenacity and ingenuity of the prisoners has become the stuff of legend, as they saw through their plan to dig the longest and most sophisticated tunnel ever conceived. But the men paid a high price for their bravery: of the 73 POWs recaptured, 50 were brutally executed on Hitler's direct orders. The tireless RAF investigation into the atrocity affords us an extraordinary insight into the last hours of many of the victims and the actions of the killers. Drawing together the meticulous research carried out for the war-crimes trial, interviews with the families and friends of the murdered men and with surviving veterans of the camp, Anton Gill provides us with a definitive account of this unique event and its shocking aftermath.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780755310371
  • Publisher: BPR Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi
Glossary xiii
Author's Note xv
Foreword 1
Chapter 19
Chapter 227
Chapter 353
Chapter 473
Chapter 599
Chapter 6143
Chapter 7173
Chapter 8191
Chapter 9219
Chapter 10239
The Great Escapers 257
Bibliography and Sources 261
Index 263
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