A Book for all Reasons: WW2 - POW's and Escape
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 ADAMS, D. GUY (LIEUTENANT-COLONEL, THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT),, BACKWATER - Oflag IX A/H Lower Camp.
ADAMS, D. GUY (LIEUTENANT-COLONEL, THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT),
BACKWATER - Oflag IX A/H Lower Camp.
Frederick Muller, London, 1944, 1st edn., 29pp, [iii] blank, 6pp coloured pictorial ills., light blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine and upper board, vignette in dark blue upper board, fore- and lower edges uncut, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, a collection of literary and artistic contributions from officers confined to Oflag IX A/H in a converted farm in the village of Elbersdorf, close to Spangenberg in Hesse, Germany, with a list of the contributors (1 Chaplain, 3 Lieutenants, 2 Captains, 3 Majors and 4 Lieut-Colonels), with brief background details of each, a little rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges sunned and tanned, light marks in text, dustwrapper: well rubbed at extrems. with a number of chips and short tears, repaired to reverse, very good in a fair dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42480
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 ARCT, SQUADRON LEADER B.,, PRISONER OF WAR - My Secret Journal.
ARCT, SQUADRON LEADER B.,
PRISONER OF WAR - My Secret Journal.
Webb and Bower / Michael Joseph, Exeter and London, 1988, 1st edn., x, 153pp, decorated title, illustrated throughout by the author, coloured endpapers, large format (9.5 x 7 inches approx.), cream cloth lettered in brown at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, the author was a Polish pilot and Squadron Leader of 316 Squadron, RAF, shot down over Holland in September 1944 and spent the next seven months as a prisoner-of-war at Stalag Luft 1 at Barth on the Baltic coast, where he secretly recorded and illustrated his diary reproduced here in facsimile, edges tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38493
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 ASH, WILLIAM WITH FOLEY, BRENDAN,, UNDER THE WIRE - The wartime memoir of a Spitfire pilot, legendary escape artist and 'cooler king'.
ASH, WILLIAM WITH FOLEY, BRENDAN,
UNDER THE WIRE - The wartime memoir of a Spitfire pilot, legendary escape artist and 'cooler king'.
Bantam, London, ND, reprint, paperback, 396pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., map in text, [iii] ads., pictorial montage upper wrapper, the true story of an American who surrendered his US citizenship to join the Royal Air Force and fly a spitfire, shot down over France in 1942 he evaded capture for some months before betrayal after which he was sent to Stalag Luft III, the infamous camp at Sagan, making a number of escape attempts before liberation, slight rioll and slant to lightly creased spine, lightly rubbed at exrtrems., edges tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 42649
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 BAYBUTT, RON,, CAMERA IN COLDITZ.
BAYBUTT, RON,
CAMERA IN COLDITZ.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1982, 1st edn., 128pp, in text diagram, numerous half tone photo ills. in text, large format (10 x 7.5 inches approx.), brown cloth lettered in gilt at spine, wraparound photo pictorial dustwrapper, a collection of ophotographs of the inmates and guards of Colditz castle, the POW camp reserved for the most dangerous and persistant escapers. The Third Reich commissioned the local town photographer Johannes Lange to record prisoners, staff and the evidence of the various escape attempts, between 1941 and 1944, a few faint marks to cloth at upper joint, dustwrapper: unpriced, sl. sunned at spine, very good in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38494
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 BAYNES, L. L.,, THE OTHER SIDE OF TENKO (originally published under the title Kept - The Other Side of Tenko).
BAYNES, L. L.,
THE OTHER SIDE OF TENKO (originally published under the title Kept - The Other Side of Tenko).
Star Books, London, 1985, 1st in imprint, paperback, 222pp, coloured wraparound pictorial wrappers, the experiences of a British soldier, arriving with his coleagues at the end of January 1942 he was in action against the japanese within the week and a prisoner two weeks later, spending the next three years in Changi jail and working on the Thai-Burma railway, some slant and creasing spine, a little rubbed at extrems., light creasing to wrappers, edges tanned, good,
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Book number: 38744
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 BRICKHILL, PAUL (COMMENTARY BY. H. E. BATES, FOREWORD AIR CHIEF MARSHALL SIR BASIL EMBRY KBE, CB, DSO, DFC, AFC,, ESCAPE - OR DIE : Authentic stories of the RAF Escaping Society.
BRICKHILL, PAUL (COMMENTARY BY. H. E. BATES, FOREWORD AIR CHIEF MARSHALL SIR BASIL EMBRY KBE, CB, DSO, DFC, AFC,
ESCAPE - OR DIE : Authentic stories of the RAF Escaping Society.
Pan Books, London, 1954, 1st in imprint, paperback, 190pp, [ii] ads., #292, pictorial upper wrapper by Carl Wilton, authentic stories of eight escapes by members of the RAF during WW2, light wrinkling to spine, rubbed at extrems., light creasing and foxing to wrappers, edges tanned and and prelims a little foxed, good plus,
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Book number: 41692
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 BURT, KENDAL AND LEASOR, JAMES,, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY.
BURT, KENDAL AND LEASOR, JAMES,
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY.
Fontana Books, London, 1959, 1st in imprint, paperback, 256pp, 4pp half tone photo ills., maps in text, pictorial upper wrapper (unattrib,), the story of the only successful POW escape from British hands, Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the Me 109 pilot shot down during the battle of Britain who, after several escape attempts was transferred to Canada where he escaped again successfully through USA, very sl. roll to spine, faint creasing at spine and wrappers, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, cnr. one leaf turned, very good plus,
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Book number: 41942
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.72 | JP¥ 859]
Keywords: ww2 bob luftwaffe fighter escape pow germany canada
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 BURT, KENDAL AND LEASOR, JAMES,, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY.
BURT, KENDAL AND LEASOR, JAMES,
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY.
Fontana Books, London, 1967, paperback, 256pp, 4pp half tone photo ills., maps in text, decorated wrappers, the story of the only successful POW escape from British hands, Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the Me 109 pilot shot down during the battle of Britain who, after several escape attempts was transferred to Canada where he escaped again successfully through USA, sl. spine roll, light creasing to spine, a little rubbed at extrems., edges well tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 41700
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Keywords: ww2 bob luftwaffe fighter escape pow germany canada
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 CAMPBELL, VALERIE,, CAMP 165 WATTEN - Scotland's Most Secretive Prisoner of War Camp,.
CAMPBELL, VALERIE,
CAMP 165 WATTEN - Scotland's Most Secretive Prisoner of War Camp,.
Whittles, Dunbeath, ND (copyright 2010), paperback, x, 182pp, half tone photo ills., line drawings and facsimiles in text, large format (9.5 x 6.5 inches approx.), pictorial montage upper wrapper, a second much expanded edition of the book first published in 2008, which relates the hisrtory of the POW Camp 165 at Watten in Caithness, first in use as a military training camp but bu June 1945, at the end of hostilities, it was in use to detain some of the most important prisoners-of-war and war criminals including SS-Sturmbahnfuhrer Paul Werner Hoppe (Concentration Camp Commandant), SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Gunter d'Alquen (Nazi newspapepr editor), Dr Paul Schroeder (V2 rocket scientist), SS-Sturmbahnfuhrer Max Wunsche (one-time Hitler's adjutant), some 40 U-boat commanders including Korvettenkapitän Otto Kretschmer, etc., lightly rubbed at tips, near fine,
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Book number: 41564
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 CASKIE, DONALD,, THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.
CASKIE, DONALD,
THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.
Fontana, London, 1974, 13th imp., paperback, 256pp, pictorial upper wrapper (unattrib.), the Minister at the Scots Kirk in Paris since 1935, at the fall of France in 1940 the author escaped from immediate German influence to Marseilles in Vichy France and as pastor of the British and American Seamen's Mission provided refuge and assistance for many stranded British soldiers and airmen after Dunkirk, light vertical crease in spine, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus,
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Book number: 41949
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Keywords: war ww2 france occupation resistance escape gestapo
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 CASKIE, DONALD,, THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.
CASKIE, DONALD,
THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.
Fontana, London, 1972, 11th imp., paperback, 256pp, pictorial upper wrapper (unattrib.), the Minister at the Scots Kirk in Paris since 1935, at the fall of France in 1940 the author escaped from immediate German influence to Marseilles in Vichy France and as pastor of the British and American Seamen's Mission provided refuge and assistance for many stranded British soldiers and airmen after Dunkirk, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 41948
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Keywords: war ww2 france occupation resistance escape gestapo
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 COSFORD, J. S.,, LINE OF LOST LIVES.
COSFORD, J. S.,
LINE OF LOST LIVES.
Gryphon Books, 1994, reprint, [xii], 202pp, half tone ills., line drawingsmaps and facsimiles in text, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured lettered dustwrapper, the author enlisted in the territorial 1st. Btn. Cambridgeshire Regiment in April 1939, as mobilised in August, spent the next two years on defence duties in Norfolk and training before being sent to the Middle East and diverted to defend Singapore, arriving in time to defend the north coast of the island in January 1942. The Japanese invaded on 8th February and after some fierce fighting in which the author was injured came the news that British troops were to lay down their arms. Then follows a narrative of over three years as a POW first at Changi then to the camp at Chungkai in Thailand building bridges for the railway, spells in hospital with dysentery, further work as a medical orderly, as a regimental policeman before other work parties at Takunum, Bondei and Tamuang, the Japanese surrender in August 1945 and the gradual relief by air before repatriation, slightly cocked, lightly rubbed at tips, edges a little taned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42504
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Keywords: war ww2 army 1st btn cambridgeshire norfolk singapore changhi railway chungkai thailand regiment pow
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 DEAR, IAN,, ESCAPE AND EVASION - POW Breakouts and Other Great Escapes of Wolrd War II.
DEAR, IAN,
ESCAPE AND EVASION - POW Breakouts and Other Great Escapes of Wolrd War II.
The History Press, Stroud, 2010, 1st in imprint, paperback, 192pp, with 15 maps/diagrams in text, coloured pictorial wrappers, the author examines the planning and execution of 18 WW2 escapes, and describes those who organised escape routes, covering mainly Allied prisoners in all theatres but also German and Japanese, fine,
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Book number: 41572
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 DEAR, IAN,, ESCAPE AND EVASION - POW Breakouts in World War Two.
DEAR, IAN,
ESCAPE AND EVASION - POW Breakouts in World War Two.
Cassell, London, 2000, 1st in imprint, trade paperback, 192pp, 8pp half tone photo illustrations, maps and diagrams in text, photo pictorial upper wrapper, the author examines the planning and execution of 18 WW2 escapes, details of some of them not having previously been published, and describes those who organised escape routes, covering mainly Allied prisoners in all theatres but also German and Japanese, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus,
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Book number: 34682
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 DUNLOP, E. E.,, THE WAR DIARIES OF WEARY DUNLOP - Java and the Burma-Thailand Railway 1942-1945.
DUNLOP, E. E.,
THE WAR DIARIES OF WEARY DUNLOP - Java and the Burma-Thailand Railway 1942-1945.
Viking, London, 1989, 1st edn. UK, xxiv, 401pp, frontis ill. by Jack Chalker, 138 line, half tone and photo plates (incl. drawings by Ray Parkin [15], Jack Chalker [34], S. Gimson [15] and others), coloured endpapers, green cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative head and tail bands, coloured photo pictorial dustwrapper, originally published in Australia in 1986 by Thomas Nelson, after service in WW2 in Greece and crete and with the 2/2 Aust. Casualty Clearing Station at Tobruk, the author was posted to Java in command No. 1 Allied General Hospital at Bandoeng. At capitulation in March 1942 he went into captivity with his patients and managed to keep a diary of his time in Java, at Singapore and on the Burma-Thailand Railway, heavy, lightly rubbed at tips, ink signature front free endpaper, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 32969
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Keywords: war ww2 java singapore burma thailand railway pow medicine medical casualty clearing station hospital
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 EBBAGE, MAJOR VICTOR STANLY MBE BEM (ED. BY ANDREW ROBERTSHAW),, THE HARD WAY - Surviving Shamshuipo POW Camp 1941-45.
EBBAGE, MAJOR VICTOR STANLY MBE BEM (ED. BY ANDREW ROBERTSHAW),
THE HARD WAY - Surviving Shamshuipo POW Camp 1941-45.
Spellmount, Stroud, 2011, trade paperback, 286pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., maps and diagram in text, [i] ads., ppictorial montage upper wrapper, the memoirs of a Captain in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps serving in Hong Kong in 1941 when the garrison was attacked by the invading Japanese army. Captured and taken prisoner to the Shamshuipo camp he was held from 30th December 1941 until August 1945 and relates how he and some of his fellow prisoners managed to survive against the odds, fine,
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Book number: 41577
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 EDWARDS, JACK (IN COLLABORATION WITH JIMMY WALTER),, BANZAI, YOU BASTARDS!.
EDWARDS, JACK (IN COLLABORATION WITH JIMMY WALTER),
BANZAI, YOU BASTARDS!.
Souvenir Press, London, 1991, 1st edn. UK, [xvi], 264pp, 36pp half tone photo ills., 4 half tone photo ills in text, unpaginated 85pp appendices, [iii] blank, coloured endpapers, black cloth lettered in metallic red at spine, decorative head and tail bands, photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the author's experiences during WW2, as a signaller attached to 155th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, Lanarkshire Yeomanry, he relates his passage to India and then after further training to Malaya, of the Japanese invasion and falling back to Singapore, of the fall of Singapore and imprisonment at Changi before being shipped to Taiwan where the POW's were forced to work in a mine at Kinkaseki, of the appalling conditions and treatment until liberation in late 1945, with numerous references, particularly to the camp records of the Senior Allied Officer Colonel Crossley and the dairy of Major Wheeler, and appendices of Orders of Battle, Nomianl Camp rolls, etc., very sl. cocked, edges tanned, dustwrapper: rubbed with very sl. loss at tips, nick at head of spine, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 39318
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 FISHMAN, JACK,, AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN.
FISHMAN, JACK,
AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN.
Souvenir Press, London, 1982, 1st edn. UK, 448pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., street plan at front endpapers, map at rear endpapers, black cloth lettered in silver at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, published simultaneously in Canada, an account of the background to the RAF bombing attack on the prison at Amiens, Operation Jericho in February 1944, designed to release the many resistance members recently captured and due for execution, of the operation itself by 18 RAF Mosquitos from 21, 464 and 487 Squadrons, and of the aftermath, edges tanned, dustwrapper: unpriced, sl. sunned at spine, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38495
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FREEMAN, C. DENIS AND COOPER, DOUGLAS (ILL. EDWARD ARDIZZONE),
THE ROAD TO BORDEAUX.
Readers Union and The Cresset Press, London, 1942, 345pp, in text line drawings by Edward Ardizzone, map at feps., grey cloth lettered in red, the escape from France of two Britons in 1940, lightly rubbed at extrems., spine sl. sunned, edges a little browned, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 22539
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Keywords: ww2 france escape

 HARDIE, DR. ROBERT,, THE BURMA-SIAM RAILWAY - The secret diary of Dr. Robert Hardie 1942-45.
HARDIE, DR. ROBERT,
THE BURMA-SIAM RAILWAY - The secret diary of Dr. Robert Hardie 1942-45.
Imperial War Museum, London, ND (copyright 1983), 1st edn., 181pp, coloured and half tone ills. by the author and facsimile posters in text, [x] Biographical Index, coloured maps at endpapers, large format (10 x 7 inches approx.), blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, the diary of a medical officer serving with the Federated Malay States Volunteer Force, captured after the fall of Singpaore he spent three years as a POW of the Japanese trying to attend to the medical needs of those working on the Burma-Siam railway, light sunning to lower edges of boards, dustwrapper: faint marks to edges on reverse, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38089
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Keywords: war ww2 japan pow burma siam railway singapore medicine doctor hospital
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 HEAPS, LEO,, THE GREY GOOSE OF ARNHEM.
HEAPS, LEO,
THE GREY GOOSE OF ARNHEM.
Futura, London, 1977, 1st in imprint, paperback, 239pp, pictorial upper wrapper, part of the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem (Operation Market Garden) the author was captured, escaped and returned to work in occupied Holland helping the escape of many of the remaining allied forces left behind enemy lines, lightly rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 41743
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Keywords: ww2 land airborne parachute paras raf market garden arnhem rhine resistance pow escape autobiography
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 INSTONE, GORDON, MM,, FREEDOM THE SPUR.
INSTONE, GORDON, MM,
FREEDOM THE SPUR.
Pan Books, London, 1956, revised edn., 1st in imprint, paperback, 256pp, 4pp half tone photo ills., maps/plans in text, pictorial upper wrapper (Dobro?), a gunner with the Royal Artillery, the author was captured after the fall of Calais in 1940, escaped from a column of prisoners started his bid for freedom, attempting to reach the coast he was rounded up for forced labour and escaped again, reaching Paris and then the Vichy zone he was again captured crossing the border and again escaped to Marseilles and the Spanish border,faint creasing at spine and upper hine, lightly rubbed at tips, light crease upper cnr. upper wrapper, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 41978
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.72 | JP¥ 859]
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 JONES, FRANCIS S.,, ESCAPE TO NOWHERE.
JONES, FRANCIS S.,
ESCAPE TO NOWHERE.
Triad / Mayflower, London, 1977, 1st in imprint, paperback, 236pp, maps in text, [iii] ads., pictorial upper wrapper (unattrib.), an army private, captured in Greece 1941, and his attempts at escape he travels through Italy and Germany, where his final escape brings him within reach of the liberating American troops, light vertical creasing at spine, a little rubbed at extrems., spine sl. sunned, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 41981
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 JONES, FRANCIS S.,, ESCAPE TO NOWHERE.
JONES, FRANCIS S.,
ESCAPE TO NOWHERE.
Triad / Mayflower, London, 1977, 1st in imprint, paperback, 236pp, maps in text, [iii] ads., pictorial upper wrapper (unattrib.), an army private, captured in Greece 1941, and his attempts at escape he travels through Italy and Germany, where his final escape brings him within reach of the liberating American troops, light creasing and sunning to spine, a little rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 41757
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 KEE, ROBERT,, A CROWD IS NOT COMPANY.
KEE, ROBERT,
A CROWD IS NOT COMPANY.
Triad/Panther, London, 1984, 1st in imprint, paperback, 304pp, wraparound pictorial cover art by Kevin Tweddell, now a well known journalist and television reporter, the author was shot down over Holland and became a POW for over three years, he relates an account of his capture and initial interrogation, and presents numerous sketches of life as a prisoner of war, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 36234
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Keywords: war ww2 raf pow holland germany stalag luft iii
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