The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III


The Memoir of Jens Müller

By: Jens Müller
Foreword by: Jon Muller
Introduction by: Asgeir Ueland

Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9781784384302
Published: 4th February 2019
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

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The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III

'The Great Escape was far more than a Hollywood film; it was an aggressive campaign waged by Allied prisoners against the Nazi security forces in their own back yard - and Jens Müller was a key player. His memoir is a must read for anyone interested in this gripping episode of the Second World War.' Simon Pearson, author of The Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell

Jens Müller was one of only three men who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in March 1944 - the break that later became the basis for the famous film The Great Escape.

Müller was no. 43 of the 76 prisoners of war who managed to escape from the camp (now in Zagan Poland). Together with Per Bergsland he stowed away on a ship to Gothenburg. The escapees sought out the British consulate and were flown to Scotland. From there they were sent by train to London and shortly afterwards to 'Little Norway' in Canada.

Müller's book about his wartime experiences was first published in Norwegian in 1946, titled, 'Tre kom tilbake' (Three Came Back). This is the first translation into English and will correct the impression - set by the film and Charles Bronson - that the men who escaped successfully were American and Australian.

In a vivid, informative memoir he details what life in the camp was like, how the escapes were planned and executed and tells the story of his personal breakout and success reaching RAF Leuchars base in Scotland.

 




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