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I'm not normally a short story man but since Brickhill has turned out some highly rated military stories I had to give this one a bash. I'm so glad I did. This book is comprised of eight true tales of escape, either by escaped POWs or E&E by downed airmen. Brickhill inserts an introductory paragraph or two at the start of each tale giving some biographical information on each escapee and relating how the escapee found himself in uniform to begin with. At the end of each tale of escape he inserts...
Very good. It's 8 amazing stories. Published in 1952 so no hyperbole. Just straight forward story telling. Then what these men did dies not need "biging" up
A collection of escape stories from world war 2, this is a fascinating, thrilling, disturbing well written book. The stories are full of courage, loss, pain and hope as allied RAF servicemen risk their lives to return to the war after being shot down in the European and Pacific theatres. The bravery of those escaping is matched by the bravery of those locals who risked everything and sometimes paid with their lives to help them. This is a fascinating but sometimes harrowing book. The treatment o...
Didnt hold my interest. Chapters too long
Eight brief but exciting escape stories involving RAF personnel from Paris to Singapore
It contains exciting stories and will give you pleasure and strength.
Some hair raising tales of bravery