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 IN BATTLE & CAPTIVITY 1916-1918
A British Officer’s Memoirs of the Trenches and a German Prison Camp
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IN BATTLE & CAPTIVITY 1916-1918 A British Officer’s Memoirs of the Trenches and a German Prison Camp
Product Code: 25449

An extraordinary testimony to the power of the human spirit, this remarkable memoir tells the story of Captain Gilbert Nobbs, shot through the head and blinded on the Somme, who survived his wound and German captivity to be repatriated back to his wife and family.

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ESCAPING FROM THE KAISER
The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy POW
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ESCAPING FROM THE KAISER The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy POW
Product Code: 25420

The thrilling personal story of a week in the hell of the Second Battle of Ypres, followed by 16 months of added suffering as a PoW of the Germans, but crowned with the happy ending of a successful escape, a miraculous journey back to Blighty and a joyful reunion with the author's fiance Sybil.

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I Escape!
The Great War’s Most Remarkable POW
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I Escape! The Great War’s Most Remarkable POW
Product Code: 25418

One of the most persistent PoW escapers of all time, the much decorated author, Capt JL Hardy made no fewer than twelve escape attempts from his three and a half years in German captivity in the Great War - five of them being briefly successful, before he made good his final getaway. After the wa...

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IRISHMEN IN THE GREAT WAR
Reports from the Front 1914
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IRISHMEN IN THE GREAT WAR Reports from the Front 1914
Product Code: 25460

The story of the Irishmen who served on the western front in the Great War is often submerged by what happened in Ireland during and after the 1916 Dublin Easter rising. This book restores balance, containing diaries, letters home and news reports culled from nearly 30 Irish newspapers. As well a...

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KAISER’S CAPTIVE
In the Claws of the German Eagle
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KAISER’S CAPTIVE In the Claws of the German Eagle
Product Code: 25461

The author of this unusual book, Albert Rhys Williams, was a neutral American journalist arrested by the Germans as they occupied Belgium in 1914 on the outbreak of the Great War on suspicion of being a British spy. On his release he published this book about his captivity just as the US entere...

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MY ESCAPE FROM DONINGTON HALL
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MY ESCAPE FROM DONINGTON HALL
Product Code: 25397

Gunther Pluschow bears the unique distinction of being the only German prisoner to make a successful escape from Britain during either world war. This exciting escape memoir tells the story of how Pluschow broke out of the PoW camp at Donington Hall in Derbyshire, changed his identity and stowed ...

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SHELBURNE ESCAPE LINE
Secret Rescues of Allied Aviators by the French Underground, the British Royal Navy and London’s MI-9
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SHELBURNE ESCAPE LINE Secret Rescues of Allied Aviators by the French Underground, the British Royal Navy and London’s MI-9
Product Code: 25347

A genuinely enthralling story of one of the escape lines that ferried Allied servicemen trapped in occupied France home to Blighty. The Shelburne Line successfully smuggled Allied airmen from Paris to secluded beaches in Brittany where they were picked up by the Royal Navy under the noses of the ...

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VOICES IN FLIGHT: RAF ESCAPERS AND EVADERS IN WWII
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VOICES IN FLIGHT: RAF ESCAPERS AND EVADERS IN WWII
Product Code: 25411

Astonishingly, 156 RAF flyers escaped and almost 2,000 successfully evaded the clutches of the Germans in western Europe during the Second World War. Martin Bowman has drawn on the stories of just a few of these escapers and evaders to compile a brilliant history, showing their courage and resour...

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ESCAPE AND LIBERATION 1940-45
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ESCAPE AND LIBERATION 1940-45
Product Code: 25060

Author Alfred Evans, himself a successful escapee in the First World War, here tells the exciting and often painful stories of the PoWs who attempted a ‘Home Run' in the Second World War.

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GOLDFISH CATERPILLARS & GUINEA PIGS
Accounts of Pilots and Air Crews from World War II
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GOLDFISH CATERPILLARS & GUINEA PIGS Accounts of Pilots and Air Crews from World War II
Product Code: 23109

During World War 2, survival was by no means a certainty with casualties a part of everyday life. The evolution of non-established clubs was recognized as an area that boosted moral. This book tells of stories on being a ‘Goldfish' (Lives saved by preservers and dinghies), ‘Caterpillar' (Lives sa...

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