Dare to Be Free
When the Germans invaded Crete in 1941, Sandy Thomas was shipped to the Greek mainland as one of their prisoners. Despite being severely wounded in the leg he attempted several escapes, including being carried out of his POW camp in a coffin. He finally succeeded in a spectacular escape, and made his way across Greece to Mount Athos, a rocky peninsula populated solely by monks. Here he evaded capture for over a year, before finally stealing a boat and navigating his way through winter seas to freedom in Turkey. This, his story, is one of the great escape narratives of the Second World War.
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What a stirring and exciting book!
One can scarcely believe that all these adventures as well as terrible things happened to one man. And badly wounded at that. What courage and bravery.
Highly recommended. My husband enjoy it as much as I did , in spite of some of the scary episodes in the sea, which he hates! I’m passing it on to my brother now but I want it back as I’ll definitely be reading it again.