The Wooden Horse: The Classic World war ii Story of Escape download free [PDF and Ebook] by Eric Williams

The Wooden Horse: The Classic World war ii Story of Escape download free [PDF and Ebook] by Eric Williams year 2014
  • Book name: The Wooden Horse: The Classic World war ii Story of Escape
  • Author: Eric Williams
  • Release date: 2014/11/20
  • Publisher: SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781628736694
  • Rating: 8.42 of 10
  • Votes: 107
  • Review by: Emmanuel Hefner
  • Review rating: 7.07 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/29
  • Total pages: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Eric Williams, Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, the infamous German POW camp. Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and, accompanied by a fellow officer, made his way back to England. In this thinly fictionalized retelling, Williams relates his story in three distinct phases: the construction of a tunnel (its entrance camouflaged by the wooden vaulting horse in the exercise yard) and hiding the large quantities of sand he dug; the escape; and the journey on foot and by train to the port of Stettin, where Williams and his fellow escapee stowed away aboard a Danish ship, the Norensen. From painstakingly digging the tunnel to secretly depositing the dirt and gravel around the camp to dodging searchlights and search dogs and climbing barbed wire fences, this is an escape story hard to beat. For sheer heroism, courage and perserverance, this classic is arguably the most ingenious POW escape of WWII. The Wooden Horse became a legend among servicemen long before its publication in 1949 and remained one ever since.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H23M44S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Memoirs, British & Irish History, Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Historical Fiction, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, World War 2 Books, Air Forces & Warfare
  • Available formats: OEB, PDF, TIFF, DOC, TXT, EPUB, WORD, TCR. Compressed in RAR, DEB, TAR.BZ, TGZ, ZIP, BZ, AZW4
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.61 USD
  • Dimensions: 150x210x20.32mm
  • Weight: 217.72g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, NY, United States
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