The Last Escape- The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Europe 1944-45 – Nichol J. and Rennell T.

Nichol J. and Rennell T.


Publisher: Viking Penguin. New York. 2002 (First Edition)
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Roy8vo, XV and Epilogue, 520pp. Hardcover in cream cloth and dark brown cloth binding with silver titling on a lightly centre creased spine in otherwise excellent condition, non-price clipped pictorial sepia d/w is in a pristine state now protected by clear archival covering, text is in an immaculate as-new state with no prior owner markings and the light spine crease has come from prolonged weighted opening at the centre photograph plates and does not really detract from the book’s overall near fine condition. By mid 1944 hundreds of thousands of British and American soldiers and airmen were POW’s in camps across Nazi Germany and the Endgame was approaching. As this stage progressed most of them were were forced to march out of the camps , farther into Germany, away from any would-be liberators, in the depths of winter. These marches were long and desperately arduous with certainly hundreds dying on the route . Most did survive and their eventual survival and arrival back home is a truly gripping story of courage and endurance. Much of the book is via interviews with survivors well in their ninties now, reliving their extraordinary experiences publicly for the first time. There are nine maps and thirty amazing b/w photographs. A must for any war library.