Williams, Eric (Ed.).


1st ed., 1958. 256 pp., cold., frontis., + 8 other cold., plates + b&w ills. D.j., 21 x 14cm. 2 leaves loose o/w GOOD+. Here are twelve first-hand accounts of escape stories, mainly from World War II. They include Andre Devigny, the French Resistance fighter who escaped from the condemned cell; Winton Sexton, the American pilot who jumped a train in Italy and was smuggled into Vatican City; David James, the RNVR officer who 'joined' the Bulgarian Navy; W. B. Thomas, the New Zealander who got away in Greece in spite of a badly wounded thigh; Airey Neave who escaped with a Dutch army officer from the 'escape-proof' Colditz Castle; Anthony Farrar-Hockley, the adjutant of the 'Glorious Glosters', who never stopped escaping in Korea; a girl who escaped with her parents through the Iron Curtain; and a mother who risked torture and death to rescue and help Allied airmen in Brussels, under the nose of the Gestapo.

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