Great Escapes and Rescues: An Encyclopedia

Great Escapes and Rescues: An Encyclopedia

by Roger Howard

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Overview

In this entertaining and informative encyclopedia, disguises, ruses, stratagems, capers, devices, rescues, and plots abound. Topics range from a pâpiér-mache POW substitute and Bonnie Prince Charlie's successful 1746 masquerade as a maid to a British airman's short-lived escape from a German hospital wearing a nurse's cap and cape—and enormous flying boots and a luxuriant mustache. Each story is a tribute to ingenuity, perseverance, courage, and indomitable will. The A–Z entries, many of them illustrated, suggest sources for pursuing each subject further.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576071908
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/08/2010
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Roger Howard is a professional writer.

Table of Contents

List of Entries by Categoryvii
Prefacexi
Introductionxiii
Acre Castle1
Afghanistan: The flight of the Russian air crew2
Air, escape by3
Alcatraz4
Algeria7
Al-Ould7
Amethyst9
Andersonville10
Apollo 1311
Arnhem13
Asrar al-Qabandi14
Attica Prison15
Auschwitz15
Aylward, Gladys17
Bailey, Lt. Col. Frederick19
Bangkok Airport20
Barney, Joshua21
The Bastille21
Belbenoit, Rene22
Ben Bella, Ahmed23
Beniowski, Count Maurice24
Berlin, Battle for25
Berlin Blockade26
Berlin Wall27
Biggs, Ronald30
Bitche Fortress30
Blake, George31
Blount, Father Henry33
Bonney, William H.34
Boston Massacre35
Bounty36
Bray, John37
Brixton Prison37
Broad, Lt. Col. Richard38
Brooklyn Heights39
Brown, Henry39
Buckley, Everett40
Burns, Robert Eliot40
Cabanatuan43
Cambridge Spy Ring43
Camp Morton45
Casanova, Jacques45
Catholic church, rescue by46
Cavell, Edith47
Cebekhulu, Katiza49
Chandos, Sydney, earl of Cardigan50
Charles Edward Stuart51
Charles Stuart52
Chavasse, Noel54
Chitral55
Chrastny, Nikolaus57
Churchill, Sir Winston L. S.57
Cody, William F.59
Colditz61
Collet, Charles62
Columbia Prison63
Conley, Capt. Edward64
"Cooper, D. B."64
Corregidor65
Cortes, Hernan65
Crumlin Road Prison66
Cuba, escape from66
Curion, Coelius Secundus67
Curragh67
Dalai Lama XIV of Tibet69
Davao Penal Colony, Mindanao69
De Gaulle, Charles70
De Marenches, Alexandre70
De Valera, Eamonn70
Deane-Drummond, Anthony72
Dengler, Lt. Dieter72
Dikko, Umaru73
Dith Pran73
Dodge, John75
Dunkirk77
Dutch train rescue78
Egyptian embassy81
Entebbe81
Escape attempts83
Execution, escape from85
Fanning, David89
Foley, Frank89
Forgery and impersonation90
Franco-Prussian War92
French Guiana92
Fugitive Slave Laws93
Gambetta, Leon95
Gambian rescue96
Garibaldi, Giuseppe97
German secret service98
Giraud, Gen. Henri99
Glass, Charles99
Gordievsky, Oleg100
The Great Escape102
Grimson, George103
Grotius, Hugo104
Hackensack River107
Haldane, Capt. Aylmer107
"Harris, Eliza"108
Hinds, Alfie108
Holzminden109
Houdini, Harry110
Iranian embassy siege113
Iranian hostage rescue operation115
Irian Jaya117
Iron Curtain118
Japanese army, prisoners of121
Kabul125
Kalbowski, Harry125
Kandahar126
Kashmir127
Kennedy, John F.127
Kerensky, Aleksandr127
Khe Sahn128
Khmer Rouge130
King David Hotel131
Klemperer, Victor132
Koldyczewo Camp132
Kolwezi132
Korea133
Kosovo134
Latude, Henri Masers de135
Lawrence, Thomas Edward135
Le Chambon137
Lebrun, Lt. Pierre137
Lefebre, Gen. Louis138
Libby Prison138
Logan, Harvey140
Long Kesh Prison141
The Long March141
Louis XVIII142
Louis Napoleon143
Louis Phillipe144
Lucan, Lord Richard John144
Lucknow146
Ludendorff, Erich146
MacArthur, Douglas147
Magdeburg Prison148
Malmedy149
Mandela United Football Club149
Maple Leaf149
Maroon communities150
Mary, Queen of Scots151
Masaryk, Tomas153
Matilda, Empress153
Maze Prison154
McGartland, Martin155
McVicar, John156
Medieval England, imprisonment in157
MIS-X, M19158
Mitchell, Frank159
Modena train break160
Mogadishu plane rescue161
Mohammed162
Morgan, Gen. John163
Mossad164
Moundsville Penitentiary, West Virginia165
Munich166
Mussolini, Benito166
My Lai168
Myagkov, Capt. Aleksei169
Nadir, Asil171
Napoleon Bonaparte171
Napoleonic Wars171
Nazaroff, Paul172
New York173
Nijmegen173
Norway174
O'Grady, Scott177
Paine, Thomas179
Palestine179
Papillon (Henri Charriere)179
Parker, John181
Peruvian embassy siege182
Peterhead Prison184
Pignata, Giuseppe185
Pitman, Henry185
Pluschow, Gunther185
Potter, Arthur186
Prendergast, Sgt. John187
Press gangs, escape from187
Probyn, Walter188
Pym, John189
Rawicz, Slavomir191
Rescue attempts192
Rowe, James "Nick"193
Russian Revolution and civil war194
Rwandan genocide195
"Ryan, Chris,"195
Sadat, Anwar197
Saigon197
Salado Prison, Mexico199
Salisbury Prison, Virginia199
San Quentin199
Santa Fe, New Mexico200
Schindler, Oscar201
Sea, escape and rescue at202
Servitude, escape into203
Sheppard, Jack204
Sing Sing204
Sobibor Concentration Camp205
Sparks, John206
Spartacus206
Spooner, Lt. Col. Pat207
Stalin, Joseph208
Tall, Robert211
Tchernavin family211
Tehran212
The Terror212
Titanic214
Tokyo, raid on216
Tower of London216
Trenck, Baron Frederick Von Der219
Trotsky, Leon220
Underground Railroad223
U.S. prisoner of war camps225
Valcour Island227
Vienna227
Vietnam War228
Von Trapp Family Singers229
Wagner, Richard231
Wallenberg, Raoul231
Warburg233
Ward Road Prison, Shanghai233
Werra, Franz von234
Wilson, Charlie236
Wooden Horse237
Zwickau Prison239
Bibliography241
Index247

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