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The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told, Stephen Dando-Collins

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The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told
Title
The big break
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the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told
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Stephen Dando-Collins
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eng
Summary
"Oflag 64, a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp based in Schubin, Poland, was speculated to be one of the only POW camps set up exclusively for U.S. Army ground component officers. About 150 American officers lived in the camp in 1943, and by 1945, that number had expanded to 1,500. When the German commandant Colonel Fritz Schneider received orders to march all of his prisoners to west Germany to escape the Russians in January 1945, that number declined rapidly as the American officers put into placelong-existing escape plans that would make history. In The Big Break, we follow famous POWs, such as General Eisenhower's personal aide, General Patton's son-in-law, and Ernest Hemingway's eldest son, as the first American escapes via a tunnel in a stinking latrine, with almost 250 US officers following closely behind in a mass break. The Schubin escapes are by far the largest Allied POW escape of the second World War, surpassing even The Great Escape of 1944. Historian Stephen Dando-Collins chronicles the gripping story of irrepressible Americans determined to be free, brave Poles risking their lives to help them, and dogmatic Nazis determined to stop them"--
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Dando-Collins, Stephen
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940.54/72430943826
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Oflag 64 (Concentration camp)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • Americans
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
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The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told, Stephen Dando-Collins
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index
Contents
The first American to escape from Schubin -- On the loose -- The Yanks move in -- Under, over or through the Wire -- Death sentences -- The Russians are coming -- The big break, day one -- Game on -- Meeting the Russkies -- Moscow or bust -- The first Schubin escapee home runs -- Kriegies on the run -- The Hammelburg Schubinites -- Patton wants them liberated -- Fighting through to Hammelburg -- The battle for the camp -- Busting out -- One helluva night -- Blood and fire on the Reussenberg -- Freedom soclose -- Liberation -- Welcome home, Kriegie
Control code
BK0018726958
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781250087560
Lccn
2016037566
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illustrations
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The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told, Stephen Dando-Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index
Contents
The first American to escape from Schubin -- On the loose -- The Yanks move in -- Under, over or through the Wire -- Death sentences -- The Russians are coming -- The big break, day one -- Game on -- Meeting the Russkies -- Moscow or bust -- The first Schubin escapee home runs -- Kriegies on the run -- The Hammelburg Schubinites -- Patton wants them liberated -- Fighting through to Hammelburg -- The battle for the camp -- Busting out -- One helluva night -- Blood and fire on the Reussenberg -- Freedom soclose -- Liberation -- Welcome home, Kriegie
Control code
BK0018726958
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781250087560
Lccn
2016037566
Other physical details
illustrations

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