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The Resource The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape, Tim Carroll

The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape, Tim Carroll

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The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape
Title
The dodger
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the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape
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Tim Carroll
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Dodger is the story of John Bigelow "Johnny" Dodge, a wartime hero and a pivotal figure in the escapade immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film The Great Escape. The American-born and well-connected Dodge was a cousin by marriage of Winston Churchill and friends with the rich and famous of both countries, including Kermit Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt's son. When the Second World War broke out, he volunteered for the Army but was quickly captured after the debacle of Dunkirk. He became a prisoner of war and an inveterate escapologist and troublemaker - eventually becoming one of the ringleaders of the "Great Escape." Surviving the murderous Gestapo, he was thrown into a VIP compound of Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the orders of Heinrich Himmler - but escaped once more. After recapture, Johnny was spirited away by the SS to a meeting in Berlin with Hitler's interpreter, who sent him on a clandestine mission to his cousin in Downing Street. His odyssey through the dying embers of the Third Reich to Switzerland and freedom in the company of a louche apparatchik is the last curious escapade in the story of Johnny's adventurous life"--
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individual biography
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Carroll, Tim
Dewey number
  • 940.54/7092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.5.S745
LC item number
C36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dodge, Johnny
  • Stalag Luft III
  • Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp)
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • World War, 1939-1945
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The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape, Tim Carroll
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-309) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Wookyi-Tipi -- Age Quod Agis -- Esprit de Corps -- Debacle -- The Soldier -- Mediterranean Adventure -- A Corner of a Foreign Field -- Gallipoli -- The Western Front -- Death Revisited -- To the Ends of the Earth -- A Great Game -- Of Bandits and Brigands -- Trading with the Enemy -- Prisoner of the Cheka -- Appointment with Death -- From Far East to East End -- Minerva -- A Final Note -- Prisoner of War -- Oh, What a Lovely War! -- With Major Rumpel's Compliments -- Baltic Interlude -- Goring's 'Escape Proof' Camp -- Polish Interlude -- Tom, Dick and Harry -- Last Letters Home --Per Ardua ad Astra -- Death Postponed -- The Sachsenhausen Tunnel -- Escape from the SS -- Mission to Downing Street -- Berlin Days -- Travels with Dr Thost -- Home -- Shadows and Fog -- In Memoriam
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762787760
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013003947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn827852516
  • (OCoLC)827852516
Label
The dodger : the extraordinary story of Churchill's American cousin, two world wars, and the great escape, Tim Carroll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wookyi-Tipi -- Age Quod Agis -- Esprit de Corps -- Debacle -- The Soldier -- Mediterranean Adventure -- A Corner of a Foreign Field -- Gallipoli -- The Western Front -- Death Revisited -- To the Ends of the Earth -- A Great Game -- Of Bandits and Brigands -- Trading with the Enemy -- Prisoner of the Cheka -- Appointment with Death -- From Far East to East End -- Minerva -- A Final Note -- Prisoner of War -- Oh, What a Lovely War! -- With Major Rumpel's Compliments -- Baltic Interlude -- Goring's 'Escape Proof' Camp -- Polish Interlude -- Tom, Dick and Harry -- Last Letters Home --Per Ardua ad Astra -- Death Postponed -- The Sachsenhausen Tunnel -- Escape from the SS -- Mission to Downing Street -- Berlin Days -- Travels with Dr Thost -- Home -- Shadows and Fog -- In Memoriam
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762787760
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013003947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn827852516
  • (OCoLC)827852516

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