We're unable to collect the current price for this book.
It's RRP / Print Price is £19.99
Please search for it at Pen and Sword
Just how far would you go to escape? Would you bury yourself under the floor? Would you board a boat with a rotten bottom? Would you tunnel underground?
Contained within this book are the daring true stories of fifteen soldiers and their escapes from prison camps during the Great War. What makes these tales special is that they are first-hand accounts, written at the time when the experiences were still fresh in the soldiers’ minds. Shocking, moving, exhilarating, humorous, dark. There is not an emotion left unexplored in this selection of accounts, where a group of brave individuals risked all they had to escape and get back to their own country. The adventures span everything from unexpected alliances and remarkable kindness to exceptional ingenuity and considerable danger to foolhardy audacity and, quite frankly, jammy luck.
Included in the text are rarely seen images, maps and plans of the escapes, along with biographical information on each soldier about their time during the war.
This book pays tribute to the men who, although captured and incarcerated during World War One, still somehow found it in themselves to break out of prison and make their way back to fight again. Their story is a remarkable account of determination, tenacity and will to keep going; a perfect illustration of the extraordinary courage that can overcome us when we are desperate to return home to our loved ones.
Allied Coastal Forces of World War II
By: John Lambert, Albert P Ross
The Fighting Padre
Edited by: John Leonard
Edited by: Philip Leonard-Johnson
Fishermen Against the Kaiser
By: Douglas d'Enno
Behind Enemy Lines With the SAS
By: Paul McCue
Cold War, Hot Wings
By: Chris J Bain
The Victoria Crosses of the Crimean War
By: James W Bancroft
By: Graham Maddocks
Fighting the Somme
By: Jack Sheldon
D-Day Through German Eyes
By: Jonathan Trigg
Fighting for the Faith
By: David Nicolle
Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - Third Ypres 1917
By: Paul Oldfield
The World Crisis 1911-1918
By: Winston Churchill
ShipCraft Special: Grand Fleet Battlecruisers
By: Steve Backer
The Hunger War
By: Matthew Richardson
Britain's Great War Experience
By: Dr Peter Liddle