Download e-book for kindle: The Big Break: The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story by Stephen Dando-Collins

By Stephen Dando-Collins

The tale opens within the stinking latrines of the Schubin camp as an American and a Canadian lead the digging of a tunnel which enabled a holiday related to 36 prisoners of warfare (POWs). The Germans then switched over the camp to Oflag sixty four, to solely carry US military officials, with greater than 1500 americans eventually housed there. Plucky american citizens tried numerous escapes till January, 1945, basically to be thwarted each time.

Then, with the crimson military advancing nearer each day, camp commandant Colonel Fritz Schneider obtained orders from Berlin to march his prisoners west. video game on! Over the following couple of days, 250 US military officials may achieve escaping east to hyperlink up with the Russians - even supposing they might turn out nearly as harmful because the Nazis - simply to be ordered after they arrived again within the usa to not discuss their adventures. inside months, basic Patton may release a bloody bid to rescue the remainder Schubin Americans.

In the large Break, this formerly untold tale follows POWs together with basic Eisenhower's own aide, common Patton's son-in-law, and Ernest Hemingway's eldest son as they struggled to be unfastened. army historian and Paul Brickhill biographer Stephen Dando-Collins expertly chronicles this gripping tale of usa citizens decided to be unfastened, courageous Poles risking their lives to assist them, and dogmatic Nazis made up our minds to prevent them.

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