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The Last Escape: The Untold Story of Alllied Prisoners of War in Europe 1944-1945
     

The Last Escape: The Untold Story of Alllied Prisoners of War in Europe 1944-1945

by John Nichol, Tony Rennell
 

As World War II approached its end, thousands of American and British soldiers languished in German POW camps. With the Russian Red Army closing in from the east and Allied troops advancing from the west, Hitler forced the POWs deeper into the heart of Germany. Over the next several months these prisoners were forced to walk more than 500 miles through the severest

Overview

As World War II approached its end, thousands of American and British soldiers languished in German POW camps. With the Russian Red Army closing in from the east and Allied troops advancing from the west, Hitler forced the POWs deeper into the heart of Germany. Over the next several months these prisoners were forced to walk more than 500 miles through the severest of winter conditions, and hundreds died from exhaustion, disease, and starvation. Here—for the first time—interviews with the POWs who survived as well as their diaries and letters bring this astonishing tale of endurance and courage to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142004470
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
04/27/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.36(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

John Nichol is a journalist and widely quoted military commentator, as well as a former RAF flight lieutenant who became a POW during the first Gulf War. He is coauthor of the bestselling Tornado Down and the author of five novels.
Tony Rennell is the author of Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria and coauthor of When Daddy Came Home. Now a freelance writer, he was formerly associate editor of the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday.

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