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Escaping Hitler: Stories of Courage and Endurance on the Freedom Trails

Monty Halls


Sidgwick & Jackson

European history;
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000;
Second World War


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"I was on a train and a German soldier began shouting at me and poking me in the ribs with his machine gun. I just thought that was it, the game was up... "

Downed airman Bob Frost faced danger at every turn as he was smuggled out of France and over the Pyrenees. Prisoner of war Len Harley went on the run in Italy, surviving months in hiding, then a hazardous climb over the Abruzzo mountains, with German troops hot on his heels. These are just some of the stories told in heart-stopping detail as Monty Halls takes us along the freedom trails out of occupied Europe, from the immense French escape lines to lesser-known routes in Italy and Slovenia.

Escaping Hitler features spies and traitors, extraordinary heroism from those who ran the escape routes and offered shelter to escapees, and great feats of endurance. In Operation Galia, the SAS fought for 40 days behind enemy lines in Italy and then, exhausted and pursued by the enemy, exfiltrated across the Apennine mountains. And in Slovenia, Australian POW Ralph Churches and Briton Les Laws orchestrated the largest successful Allied escape of the entire war.

Mixing new research, interviews with survivors and his own experience of walking the trails, Monty brings the past to life in this dramatic and gripping slice of military history.

By:   Monty Halls
Imprint:   Sidgwick & Jackson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   462g
ISBN:   9781509865994
ISBN 10:   1509865993
Series:   My First Touch and Find
Publication Date:   October 2017
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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