Escape from Germany: True Stories of PoW Escapes in WWII

Escape from Germany: True Stories of PoW Escapes in WWII


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  • Publisher: The National Archives
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 30mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond
  • ISBN 10: 1905615493
  • ISBN 13: 9781905615490
  • Illustrations note: 1 8-page plate section
  • Sales rank: 1,023,103

Product description

This contemporary acount of prisoner of war escapes, prepared for the Art Ministry in 1951, draws upon first-hand experiences of Germany's notorious camps. It portrays events at Colditz, the 'escapers' gaol', and at Stalag Luft III, where the famous tunnel is described by two of the officers who created it.

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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).