The Last Escape : The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Europe 1944-45
As World War II approached its end, thousands of American and British soldiers languished in German POW camps. With the Russian Red Army closing in from the east and Allied troops advancing from the west, Hitler forced the POWs deeper into the heart of Germany. Over the next several months these prisoners were forced to walk more than 500 miles through the severest of winter conditions, and hundreds died from exhaustion, disease, and starvation. HereÂfor the first timeÂinterviews with the POWs who survived as well as their diaries and letters bring this astonishing tale of endurance and courage to life.
- Paperback | 544 pages
- 129.54 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
- 27 Apr 2004
- Penguin Books