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The Resource Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape, Mark Felton

Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape, Mark Felton

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Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape
Title
Zero Night
Title remainder
the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape
Statement of responsibility
Mark Felton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On August 30, 1942--Zero Night--40 Allied officers staged the most audacious mass escape of World War II. Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as the officers boldly stormed the huge doublefences at Oflag Prison. Employing wooden ladders and bridges previously disguised as bookshelves, the highly coordinated effort succeeded and set 36 men free into the German countryside. Later known as the 'Warburg Wire Job', fellow prisoner and fighterace Douglas Bader once described the attempt as 'the most brilliant escape conception of this war'. The first author to tackle this remarkable story in detail, historian Mark Felton brilliantly evokes the suspense of the escape and the adventures of those escapees who managed to elude 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 rip-roaring adventure is all the more thrilling because it really happened"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Felton, Mark
Dewey number
940.54/7243565
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Oflag VI B (Concentration camp)
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
Label
Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape, Mark Felton
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Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Icon Books Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A note on the text -- Prologue -- Barbed Wire Horizon -- Trial and Error -- The Wire -- Short Circuit -- Diversions -- "Big X" -- Operation Timber -- Practice Makes Perfect -- The Road Less Travelled -- Pack Up Your Troubles -- Fifteen Yards to Freedom -- Zero Night -- "Another British Evacuation" -- A Walk in the Woods -- "Hande hoch!" -- The Bitter Road -- Three Blind Mice -- Comet Line -- The Last Frontier -- Epilogue -- Maps
Control code
BK0016237681
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 299 p.
Isbn
9781250073747
Lccn
2015017591
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape, Mark Felton
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Icon Books Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A note on the text -- Prologue -- Barbed Wire Horizon -- Trial and Error -- The Wire -- Short Circuit -- Diversions -- "Big X" -- Operation Timber -- Practice Makes Perfect -- The Road Less Travelled -- Pack Up Your Troubles -- Fifteen Yards to Freedom -- Zero Night -- "Another British Evacuation" -- A Walk in the Woods -- "Hande hoch!" -- The Bitter Road -- Three Blind Mice -- Comet Line -- The Last Frontier -- Epilogue -- Maps
Control code
BK0016237681
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 299 p.
Isbn
9781250073747
Lccn
2015017591
Other physical details
ill.

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