By Ted Barris
At the evening of March 24, 1944, eighty Commonwealth airmen crawled via a 336-foot-long tunnel and slipped into the woodland past the cord of Stalag Luft III, a German POW compound close to Sagan, Poland. the development turned referred to as "The nice Escape," an tricky breakout greater than a 12 months within the making, concerning as many as 2,000 POWs operating with outstanding co-ordination, intelligence, and bold. but inside a couple of days, all yet 3 of the escapees have been recaptured. to that end, fifty have been murdered, cremated, and buried in a distant nook of the felony camp.
But so much don t understand the genuine tale in the back of the good break out. Now, at the eve of its seventieth anniversary, Ted Barris writes of the main gamers within the break out test, those that received away, those that didn't, and their households at home.Barris marshals groundbreaking study right into a compelling firsthand account. For the 1st time, "The nice get away: A Canadian Story" retells essentially the most unbelievable episodes in WWII at once in the course of the eyes of these who skilled it.
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