1st ed., 1951. 255 pp. D.j.,; 20 x 14cm. Loss to d.j., at foot of spine o/w V.G. In a previous book the author told how Peter Howard and John Clinton escaped from Stalag-Luft III during the Second World War by means of a wooden vaulting horse. Stalag-Luft III was in fact the third prison camp in which these men had been held by the Germans. In The Tunnel the author tells of the two earlier camps and of other escape attempts which were not so lucky, but which paved the way for the success of the wooden horse scheme.