The Last Escape: The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Europe, 1944-1945

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Viking, 2003 - History - 520 pages
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By June 1944 there were hundreds of thousands of American and British prisoners of war in camps across Nazi-controlled Europe. News of the D-Day landings, heard on secret camp radios, filled the prisoners with both hope and dread. Amid this confusion and fear, the POWs were herded from their camps and forced at gunpoint to walk many hundreds of miles deeper into Germany on what the POWs themselves called the Death March.

In The Last Escape, Gulf War POW and author John Nichol and popular historian Tony Rennell relate the astonishing story of these unrecognized heroes. Drawing upon interviews with many surviving veterans who speak here for the first time, this is an unparalleled account of endurance and courage in wartime.

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Review: The Last Escape: The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Europe 1944-45

User Review  - Mary Ann - Goodreads

Forget "Hogan's Heroes," forget "The Great Escape": the real story of what Allied POWs endured has seldom been heard until now. The Last Escape is a fascinating and chilling read which tells of the ... Read full review

Review: The Last Escape: The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Europe 1944-45

User Review  - Trawets - Goodreads

John Nichol and Tony Rennell tell us the little known story of the Allied prisoners of war in Germany in 1944-5. Though their treatment was not as bad as that suffered by the prisoners of the Japanese ... Read full review

Contents

The Russians Are Coming I
1
Abandoned to Their Fate
31
Out into the Cold
64
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

John Nichol is a bestselling author and a former RAF flight lieutenant who was shot down over Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the Gulf War, captured, and tortured.

Tony Rennell, formerly the associate editor of the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday, is the author of Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria and coauthor of When Daddy Came Home.

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