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Shot Down: A Secret Diary of One Pows Long March to Freedom

Shot Down: A Secret Diary of One Pows Long March to Freedom (Paperback)

By Kerr, Alex

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Alex's Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those trying four years he was held captive, Alex kept a secret diary. This boo...k reproduces his diary entries in a fascinating account of all aspects of life in a wartime prison. He describes being part of the infamous 'Long March' during which he and his comrades were strafed by Allied aircraft; 60 POWs were killed and 100 wounded. Alex escaped the march with a mate, passing through the front lines between the British and German forces to commandeer a German mayor's car and drive back to Brussels to take the next aircraft to freedom. Alex's charm and optimistic outlook will buoy the reader throughout, and the camaraderie between he and his captive comrades is always entertaining. This is an authentic World War II adventure - from being shot out of the sky, to incarceration and the ultimate triumph of escape and the end of the war.
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ISBN 9781925275179
Published AU 5 May 2015
Format Paperback
8 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781925275179
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Imprint Big Sky Publishing
Published 5 May 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kerr, Alex
Category Biography & Autobiography
World History: Second World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Prisoners Of War
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade