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  • Published: 28 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409044284
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592
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The Real Great Escape




The definitive study on this world famous escape adventure.

From the author of Hunting Evil comes the story of the most famous prison break in history. In 1942 the Germans built a ‘break-out-proof’ POW to house serial escapee prisoners. Little did they know that they were putting 250 of the most talented escape artists under one roof. The result was a brilliantly masterminded plan to smuggle hundreds of prisoners from under the noses of the German prison guards. This incredibly complex plan involved multiple tunnels, hundreds of forged documents, as well as specially made German uniforms and civilian clothing. The escape was so intricately planned that surely nothing could go wrong…

Guy Walters tells this exhilarating tale with unprecedented detail and insight. With access to never before seen information this will be the definitive study on this great historical moment.

  • Pub date: 28 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409044284
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592
Categories:

About the Author

Guy Walters

Guy Walters is the author of two history books on the Second World War, Hunting Evil and Berlin Games. He is also the author of four thrillers set in the same period: The Leader, The Traitor, The Occupation and The Colditz Legacy. A former Times journalist he writes widely on historical topics for the national press. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife, the author Annabel Venning, and their two children.

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Praise for The Real Great Escape

“Guy Walters strips away the myths to reveal the real story behind the film and finds the truth to be no less thrilling. This is utterly compelling and once again shows there is no better investigator in this field.”

James Holland


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