When Surrender Was Not An Option [NOOK Book]

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When Surrender Was Not An Option

When Surrender Was Not An Option is the dramatic World War II account of 2nd Lt. George G. Crawford's experience as a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany from the time his B-24 bomber was shot down until his liberation and return to the United States. It is a saga of men on the curring edge of courage who did not just endure a long Nazi nightmare. Rather, in the best tradition of U.S. mililtary duty, George and his...
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Overview

When Surrender Was Not An Option

When Surrender Was Not An Option is the dramatic World War II account of 2nd Lt. George G. Crawford's experience as a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany from the time his B-24 bomber was shot down until his liberation and return to the United States. It is a saga of men on the curring edge of courage who did not just endure a long Nazi nightmare. Rather, in the best tradition of U.S. mililtary duty, George and his fellow captives resisted and harassed the enemy in every way possible. By elaborate escape methods, they diverted thousands of German troops who otherwise would have been on the fighting front. Although his captors temporarily emaciated his body, they failed to extinguish his indomitable spirit, which serves as an example and inspiration to all Americans.

Jack W. Tarbutton
2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps
Pilot, B-26 Bomber
12th Air Force
Nazi P.O.W. from October 1944 to April 1945
Stalag Luft III

By George G. Crawford with James V. Lee


Other books have been written, and movies made about our prisoners of war during World War II. Mr. Crawford's account is from one who was there and who actually experienced and survived the hardships and depredations of the German prisoner of war camps that we have heard about. He writes with a smooth, easy to read style that holds the reader's attention from start to finish, from his last mission when he was shot down and captured, his existence in the camps, the long march and finally liberation with an unauthroized visit to Paris. His descriptions of his experiences are highly visual and one can almost see himself or herself alongside the author. When Surrender Was Not An Option should be a "must read" not only for the reader with a military background, but for those from later generaions who would like to learn of the sacrifices made by the generation of their fathers and grandfathers.

W.H. Spillers, Jr., Brig Gen USAF-Ret


With each passing year, the reality of World War II and the heroism of its soldiers fade. Every person old enough to remember the war but, and especially those who came after it, should read When Surrender Was Not An Option. Second Lieutenant George Crawford tells of his experiences as a POW in Nazi Germany with honesty and even a touch of humor. He not only endured the brutality of being a prisoner of war, he continued to fight, refused to give up, and triumphed in spirit and body. When Surrender Was Not An Option is a true story- one you won't soon forget.

Helen Ginger
Past-President, Writers League of Texas
Owner-Partner, Legends In Our Own Minds
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Writers League of Texas
With each passing year, the reality of World War II and the heroism of its soldiers fade. Every person old enough to remember the war but, and especially those who came after it, should read When Surrender Was Not An Option. Second Lieutenant George Crawford tells of his experiences as a POW in Nazi Germany with honesty and even a touch of humor. He not only endured the brutality of being a prisoner of war, he continued to fight, refused to give up, and triumphed in spirit and body...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015924367
  • Publisher: Salado Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 154
  • Sales rank: 586,678
  • File size: 336 KB

Meet the Author

James V. Lee was born December 10, 1926 to Rita Belle Greenlee and Judson Warren (Dud) Lee in the O. K. Community near O’Donnell in the Texas Panhandle. Besides O.K., he grew up in various locales in West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. When his mother remarried, he was finally able to call home a small farm west of Ackerly, Texas.

James was graduated from Abilene Christian College (now university) in 1949 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and earned his Master’s degree in education from Southwest Texas State University. James married the former Hazel Juanita Lee (yes, same last name, but no kin) in 1949. They enjoyed a sixty-year marriage before Nita passed away in 2010. Kerry and Gail are their only children.

Starting with his service in the U. S. Navy, James has led a varied and interesting life as a successful salesman and educator. As a civilian teaching aboard U. S. Navy ships for five years, he traveled extensively in thirty-six countries, most of the oceans of the world, and “more islands than I can remember.” His interests include traveling, writing, physical fitness, and gardening. James currently resides in Richardson, Texas.



James V. Lee
Senior Editor and Owner
Salado Press LLC
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2003

    Absolute Mind-Grabber

    I couldnt put the book down. The minute I started reading it I had to finish. Very good reality of war book.

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