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    DescriptionThis once-secret account of prisoner of war escapes, prepared for the Air Ministry in 1951, draws upon first-hand experience of Germany's notorious camps. Written by a POW who himself tried to escape, it explores the most daring attempts ever made, including those from Colditz, the 'escapers gaol', and Stalag Luft III, where the famous 'Great Escape' tunnel is described by two of the officers who created it. Escape from Germany vividly portrays life in the camp and the meticulous planning behind each escape, from the hollowed-out vaulting horse concealing active tunnels to strategies for gathering intelligence, forging documents and producing clothing and maps. Dramatic true stories reveal the success - and failure - of journeys outside the camps, as fugitive POWs struggle to freedom inside beer barrels, leaping from trains or hidden in ship's coal bunkers. Compelling accounts combine with original photographs, documents and maps to celebrate the spirit and ingenuity of those who battled to be free


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    Title
    Escape from Germany
    Subtitle
    True Stories of PoW Escapes in WWII
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) National Archives
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905615490
    ISBN 10: 1905615493
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS010000, HIS037070
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DFG
    DC22: 940.5472
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL
    Illustrations note
    1 8-page plate section
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    The National Archives
    Publication date
    15 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond
    Author Information
    Graham Pitchfork served in the RAF for 36 years as navigator, commander of a Buccaneer squadron and director of military intelligence in the Ministry of Defence. He is the author of Shot Down and on the Run and Shot Down and in the Drink both co-published by Bloomsbury and the National Archives (2007) and Royal Air Force Day by Day (2008).