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The Resource The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War, Neal Bascomb

The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War, Neal Bascomb

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The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War
Title
The escape artists
Title remainder
a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Neal Bascomb
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The story of three downed British airmen who mastermind an elaborate, rollicking escape from a WWI German POW camp"--
  • "The spellbinding story of the downed Allied airmen who masterminded the remarkably courageous--and ingenious--breakout from Germany's most devilish POW camp. In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots might avoid death only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany's archipelago of prison camps, often in abominable conditions. The most infamous was Holzminden, a landlocked Alcatraz that housed the most troublesome, escape-prone officers. Its commandant was a boorish, hate-filled tyrant named Karl Niemeyer, who swore that none should ever leave. Desperate to break out of "Hellminden" and return to the light, a group of Allied prisoners, led by ace pilot and former army sapper David Gray, hatch an elaborate escape plan. Their plot demands a risky feat of engineering as well as a bevy of disguises, forged documents, fake walls, and steely resolve. Once beyond the watchtowers and round-the-clock patrols, Gray and almost a dozen of his half-starved fellow prisoners must make a heroic 150-mile dash through enemy-occupied territory toward free Holland. Drawing on never-before-seen memoirs and letters, Neal Bascomb brings this narrative to cinematic life, amid the twilight of the British Empire and the darkest, most savage hours of the fight against Germany. At turns tragic, funny inspirational, and nail-bitingly suspenseful, this is the little-known story of the biggest POW breakout of the Great War."--Dust jacket
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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LBSOR/DLC
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Bascomb, Neal
Dewey number
940.4/7243092321
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D627.G3
LC item number
B27 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war camps
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Airmen
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war camps
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
Label
The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War, Neal Bascomb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Capture -- All roads lead to Hellminden -- The tunnel -- Breakout
Control code
on1042078376
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544937116
Lccn
2017058527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1042078376
Label
The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War, Neal Bascomb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Capture -- All roads lead to Hellminden -- The tunnel -- Breakout
Control code
on1042078376
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544937116
Lccn
2017058527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1042078376

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