The Great Escape: The Longest Tunnel

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 225 pages
A spine-tingling, suspenseful true story of escape during World War II.
Spring, 1943; Stalag Luft III, Germany: every prisoner in the Nazi camps had one thought in mind--to get out. The organization was in place, with men digging hidden passageways and squads dispersing yellow sand in the middle of soccer scrimmages. Forgers worked to create false travel documents. Tailors stitched up civilian suits from blankets. Their goal? To break out of an "escape-proof” German prison camp and raise havoc throughout the German countryside. The stakes were high, however: anyone caught would be executed.
Author Mike Meserole keeps the tension high in this newly-written tale filled with daring and danger. Kids will hang on to every word.
 

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Contents

Its an Officers Duty to Escape
1
The New Big X
14
North Compound
19
The Tunnel King the ExCon and the Penguins
33
Keeping a Secret
47
Digging Tunnels
53
The Fourth of July
59
High Stakes Chess
65
The Yanks Move Out
88
Christmas Comes Early
97
Harry Reopens for Business
103
Rubberneck Strikes
114
Harry Is Ready to Go
125
Tonights the Night
134
Escape
154
The Cooler Is Full
168

Tom Is Found
75
Toms Revenge
83
Roundup and Reprisals
178
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