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The Resource The greatest escapes of World War II, Robert Barr Smith and Laurence J. Yadon

The greatest escapes of World War II, Robert Barr Smith and Laurence J. Yadon

Label
The greatest escapes of World War II
Title
The greatest escapes of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Robert Barr Smith and Laurence J. Yadon
Title variation
Greatest escapes of WWII
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The stories in The Greatest Escapes of WWII highlight the courage, endurance, and ingenuity of Allied prisoners, chronicling their ceaseless efforts and the alarm that spread far and wide when one or more escaped
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Robert B.
Dewey number
940.54/724
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.A2
LC item number
S65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yadon, Laurence J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
Label
The greatest escapes of World War II, Robert Barr Smith and Laurence J. Yadon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tom, Dick, and Harry : tunneling out of top-security Stalag Luft III -- Before their very eyes : no place to start digging a tunnel? Why, dig it in the open prison yard, the entrance hidden by a vaulting horse over which other prisoners carried on vaulting -- The Ruth-Lee : three thousand miles to freedom in Australia ... in an open boat -- After midnight : the Danish underground's spectacular rescue of most of Denmark's Jewish population -- Wish me luck as you wave me good-bye : a young Australian's multiple escapes -- The wizards of MI9 : the highly effective British escape organization and the men who ran it -- The man who wouldn't quit : Douglas Bader, the RAF wing commander who gave his German captors fits ... even though he had two aluminum legs -- Deliverance from evil : American rangers free more than five hundred POWs threatened with death in the Philippines -- Dedee's way : young Countess Andree de Jongh, mastermind of the Comete escape line, which helped Allied forces personnel escape from occupied Europe -- Night crossing : the Black Watch officer who escaped the Germans by sheer persistence, daring, and small boat handling -- Twelve iron men : ten very tough Americans and two Filipino murderers escape the Japanese on the Philippine island of Davao -- Come what may : American nurses are snatched from the site of a New Guinea plane crash by glider -- Operation Jericho : the RAF bombed the Amiens Prison at zero feet, smashing holes in the stone walls and freeing hundreds of prisoners, some condemned to death -- Ming, the dog who knew : the pet of the Jericho leader knew when her master was flying, and this time knew he wasn't coming back -- Fighting man : the saga of Jack Churchill, who went to war with a sword and bow -- Operation Halyard : the do-it-yourself air strip -- Schloss Colditz and other delights : breaching the walls of an thousand-year-old fortress -- If at first you don't succeed : Walter Granecki, who found help from unexpected places in the heart of fascist Italy -- The magicians : Christopher Clayton Hutton, who developed remarkable tools for remarkable escapes
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 248 pages
Isbn
9781493025022
Lccn
2016027469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn942839163
  • (OCoLC)942839163
Label
The greatest escapes of World War II, Robert Barr Smith and Laurence J. Yadon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tom, Dick, and Harry : tunneling out of top-security Stalag Luft III -- Before their very eyes : no place to start digging a tunnel? Why, dig it in the open prison yard, the entrance hidden by a vaulting horse over which other prisoners carried on vaulting -- The Ruth-Lee : three thousand miles to freedom in Australia ... in an open boat -- After midnight : the Danish underground's spectacular rescue of most of Denmark's Jewish population -- Wish me luck as you wave me good-bye : a young Australian's multiple escapes -- The wizards of MI9 : the highly effective British escape organization and the men who ran it -- The man who wouldn't quit : Douglas Bader, the RAF wing commander who gave his German captors fits ... even though he had two aluminum legs -- Deliverance from evil : American rangers free more than five hundred POWs threatened with death in the Philippines -- Dedee's way : young Countess Andree de Jongh, mastermind of the Comete escape line, which helped Allied forces personnel escape from occupied Europe -- Night crossing : the Black Watch officer who escaped the Germans by sheer persistence, daring, and small boat handling -- Twelve iron men : ten very tough Americans and two Filipino murderers escape the Japanese on the Philippine island of Davao -- Come what may : American nurses are snatched from the site of a New Guinea plane crash by glider -- Operation Jericho : the RAF bombed the Amiens Prison at zero feet, smashing holes in the stone walls and freeing hundreds of prisoners, some condemned to death -- Ming, the dog who knew : the pet of the Jericho leader knew when her master was flying, and this time knew he wasn't coming back -- Fighting man : the saga of Jack Churchill, who went to war with a sword and bow -- Operation Halyard : the do-it-yourself air strip -- Schloss Colditz and other delights : breaching the walls of an thousand-year-old fortress -- If at first you don't succeed : Walter Granecki, who found help from unexpected places in the heart of fascist Italy -- The magicians : Christopher Clayton Hutton, who developed remarkable tools for remarkable escapes
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 248 pages
Isbn
9781493025022
Lccn
2016027469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn942839163
  • (OCoLC)942839163

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