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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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 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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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 colleagues at the end of January 1942 in nSingapore 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, light wrinkle in spine, pages a little tanned, appears unread, near fine,
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Book number: 44211
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Keywords: war ww2 singapore pow changi thailand siam death railway

 
Bishop, Jack,
IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM.
Corgi Books, London, 1977, 1st in imprint, paperback, 126pp, [ii] ads., wraparound coloured pictorial wrappers, the author was an experienced seaman gunner having served in the submaine HMS Perseus of the 4th Submaruine Flotilla and HMS Osiris on the China staion. In November 1938 on completion of his term of servicein the Far East he returned to UK by the troopship Lancashire and joined HM Submarine Triumph under construction by Vickers at Barrow. On completion of its sea trials he was further posted to HMS Oswald, an old vessel saved from the breaker's yard by the political situation. Oswald was posted to the Mediterranean based at Malta. By June 1940 when Italy declared war Oswald was on patrol between Malta and Alandria. In the Straits of Messina Oswald was discovered and rammed by an Italian destroyer, the author being one of the survivors and he goes on to recount his time in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp, the abortive escape plans, his bid for freedom and his betrayal to the Germans, lightly rubbed at tips, pages a little tanned. very good plus,
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Book number: 44212
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Bishop, Jack,
IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM.
Corgi Books, London, 1977, 1st in imprint, paperback, 126pp, [ii] ads., wraparound coloured pictorial wrappers, the author was an experienced seaman gunner having served in the submaine HMS Perseus of the 4th Submaruine Flotilla and HMS Osiris on the China staion. In November 1938 on completion of his term of servicein the Far East he returned to UK by the troopship Lancashire and joined HM Submarine Triumph under construction by Vickers at Barrow. On completion of its sea trials he was further posted to HMS Oswald, an old vessel saved from the breaker's yard by the political situation. Oswald was posted to the Mediterranean based at Malta. By June 1940 when Italy declared war Oswald was on patrol between Malta and Alandria. In the Straits of Messina Oswald was discovered and rammed by an Italian destroyer, the author being one of the survivors and he goes on to recount his time in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp, the abortive escape plans, his bid for freedom and his betrayal to the Germans, lightly rubbed at tips, pages a little tanned. very good plus,
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Book number: 44213
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Braddon, Russell,
THE NAKED ISLAND.
Pan Books, London, 1958, 6th imp., paperback, 286pp, 4pp half tone photo ills., [ii] ads., coloured pictorial upper wrapper, the classic war account of a member of the 2/15th Field Artillery, 8th Division, Australian Imperial Forces, arrived Singapore August 1941 and moved into central Malaya in time for the Japanese invasion in December, a confused rearguard action and then capture, imprisonment, Changi gaol and the Siam railway, slight roll and slant to spine, wrappers rubbed, creased and soiled, edges tanned, reading copy,
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Book number: 45553
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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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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, 1972, 17th imp., paperback, 190pp, [ii] ads., pictorial upper wrapper, authentic stories of eight escapes by members of the RAF during WW2, a best seller from the 1950's which was written as a fund-raiser for the Royal Air Force Escaping Society whose main object was to repay some of the debt owed to our former civilian allies, especially the widows and orphans of those who died as a result of helping RAF personnel to escape, edges and pages a little tanned, near fine,
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Book number: 44214
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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.
Pan Books, London, 1963, 10th imp., paperback, 190pp, [ii] ads., coloured pictorial upper wrapper, authentic stories of eight escapes by members of the RAF during WW2, rubbed at extrems., chip at tail of lightly rolled spine, edges tanned, slight flaking at spine edges, light creasing, good,
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Book number: 44397
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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.
Pan Books, London, 1954, 1st in imprint, paperback, 190pp, [ii] ads., #292, coloured pictorial upper wrapper by Carl Wilton, authentic stories of eight escapes by members of the RAF during WW2, slight slant to spine, rubbed at extrems., light creasing and soiling to wrappers, edges tanned, good
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Book number: 44551
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Brickhill, Paul (intro. 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, 4th imp., paperback, 190pp, [ii] ads., #292, coloured pictorial upper wrapper by Carl Wilton, authentic stories of eight escapes by members of the RAF during WW2, wrappers rubbed and soiled, edges tanned, good,
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Book number: 45554
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Brickhill, Paul (intro. 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, 1969, 15th imp., paperback, 190pp, [ii] ads., pictorial upper wrapper, authentic stories of eight escapes from captivity by members of the Royal Air Force during WW2, slight slant to spine, wrappers a little rubbed and soiled, edges tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 45555
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Brickhill, Paul,
THE GREAT ESCAPE.
Arrow, London, 1979, 1st in imprint, paperback, 255pp, line drawings, diagrams and map in text, pictorial upper wrapper, the classic account of the escape of British Commonwealth prisoners of war from Germany's Stalag Luft III, on which the feature film of the same name with a multi-star cast was based, a narrative of the actual events by one who was also a prisoner of war in that camp at the time, edges and pages a little tanned, near fine,
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Book number: 44215
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Brickhill, Paul,
THE GREAT ESCAPE.
Cassell, London, 2002, reprint, trade paperback, xiii, 264pp, diagrams in text, half tone photo pictorial upper wrapper shows Steve McQueen in the film of the same name, the classic account of the escape of British Commonwealth prisoners of war from Germany's Stalag Luft III, a narrative of the actual events by one who was also a prisoner of war in that camp at the time, edges faintly tanned, near fine,
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Book number: 45484
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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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