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    DescriptionOriginally published in 1956, former Second World War prisoner-of-war Calton Younger's No Flight from the Cage received critical acclaim. One critic wrote, 'the book goes below the surface of prison camp life and shows a remarkable insight into the minds of men forced to live under conditions of tension and strain.' The former Royal Australian Air Force Bomber Command airman has now revised, expanded and updated his original work - the story of a young man's journey to war, of being shot down in May 1942, of three years spent behind barbed wire, and of enduring forced marches as the Nazi state crumbled. The author also recounts his adventures on the run in France prior to capture and his return, in 1949, to search for the people who helped him. In sensitive, gripping, yet often humorous prose, Cal Younger describes the toils and deprivations of prison camp life. There are the extraordinary characters, notably the inspirational camp leader James 'Dixie' Deans, who, as the war neared its end, and following a tragic attack by 'friendly' Allied aircraft on a marching column, cycled through the fighting to British lines, and then returned to rejoin the march. There is the brutality Cal witnesses. At Stalag Luft VI, an escape campaign, ruthlessly carried out, ends with the suicide and execution of guards and prisoners. Then there is the amusing but dangerous brinksmanship of Hun-baiting. This revised edition incorporates previously unpublished photographs along with numerous illustrations and cartoons depicting camp life, as sketched by the author while a prisoner-of-war. No Flight from the Cage has become one of the classic prisoner-of-war memoirs. A book, as stated by General Sir John Hackett, that 'deserves to be read and reread', and 'an adventure in the exploration of the human spirit whose total effect is both sobering and uplifting'.


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    Title
    No Flight From The Cage
    Subtitle
    The Compelling Memoir of a Bomber Command Prisoner of War During the Second World War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Calton Younger
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780957116351
    ISBN 10: 0957116357
    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: 1D
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, BM, JWXR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A44702534, A44100000, A44350000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1D
    DC22: 940.5472
    DC23: 940.547243092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, NHWR7, NHWL, JWXR
    Edition statement
    Revised and extended ed
    Publisher
    Fighting High Ltd
    Imprint name
    Fighting High Ltd
    Publication date
    19 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Hitchin
    Review quote
    Firetrench Aerospace and Defence News, August 2013: 'This is one of those few books that need to be read and reread.' 'Younger provides an engaging account with humour and a selection of sketches and cartoons of his own creation, combined with a section of previously unpublished photographs.'