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Zero Night - The Untold Story of the Second World War's Most Daring Great Escape (Paperback) Loot Price: R216
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Zero Night - The Untold Story of the Second World War's Most Daring Great Escape (Paperback): Mark Felton

Zero Night - The Untold Story of the Second World War's Most Daring Great Escape (Paperback)

Mark Felton

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'The story of a lesser known - but perhaps the greatest - escape of Second World War prisoners has been told in a new book.' The Scotsman 'This is undeniably history as it should be told and a thundering good read.' History of War Magazine Oflag VI-B, Warburg, Germany: On the night of 30 August 1942 - 'Zero Night' - 40 officers from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa staged the most audacious mass escape of the Second World War. It was the first 'Great Escape' - but instead of tunnelling, the escapers boldly went over the huge perimeter fences using wooden scaling contraptions. This was the notorious 'Warburg Wire Job', described by fellow prisoner and fighter ace Douglas Bader as 'the most brilliant escape conception of this war'. Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as prisoners charged the camp's double perimeter fences. Telling this remarkable story in full for the first time, historian Mark Felton brilliantly evokes the suspense of the escape itself and the adventures of those who eluded the Germans, as well as the courage of the civilians who risked their lives to help them in enemy territory. Fantastically intimate and told with a novelist's eye for drama and detail, this is a rip-roaring adventure story, all the more thrilling for being true.

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Imprint: Icon Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2015
First published: 2014
Authors: Mark Felton
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-84831-847-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
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Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-84831-847-2
Barcode: 9781848318472

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