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              Australia's Greatest Escapes: Gripping tales of wartime bravery
               

              Australia's Greatest Escapes: Gripping tales of wartime bravery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgess, Colin

              • RRP: $35.00
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              • Pub Date
                1 Aug 20

              A collection of stories about the most dangerous aspect of the Australian prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men willing to risk death in order to overcome almost impossible odds i...n the loneliest war of all - the fight for the right to be free.
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              ISBN 9781760854294
              Published AU 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              The Diggers of Colditz: The classic Australian POW story about escape from the impossible

              The Diggers of Colditz: The classic Australian POW story about escape from the impossible (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Champ, Jack; Burgess, Colin

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              Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany's infamous `escape-proof' wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their c...ampaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold, by any means necessary. In this riveting account - by turns humorous, heartfelt and tragic - historian Colin Burgess and Lieutenant Jack Champ, from the point of view of the prisoners themselves, tell the story of the twenty Australians who made this castle their `home', and the plans they made that were so crazy that some even achieved the seemingly impossible - escape! `A stirring testimony of mateship . . . We are often on tenterhooks, always impressed by their determination, industry and courage' Australian Book Review
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              ISBN 9781760852146
              Published AU 1 Jul 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              The Diggers of Colditz: The classic Australian POW story about escape from the impossible
               

              The Diggers of Colditz: The classic Australian POW story about escape from the impossible (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Champ, Jack; Burgess, Colin

              • RRP: $22.99
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              • Pub Date
                8 Jul 20

              Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany's infamous 'escape-proof' wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their c...ampaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold . . . by any means necessary. In this riveting account - by turns humorous, heartfelt and tragic - historian Colin Burgess and Lieutenant Jack Champ, from the point of view of the prisoners themselves, tells the story of the twenty Australians who made this castle their 'home', and the plans they made that were so crazy that some even achieved the seemingly impossible - escape! 'A stirring testimony of mateship . . . We are often on tenterhooks, always impressed by their determination, industry and courage' Australian Book Review
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              ISBN 9781760855178
              Published AU 8 Jul 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              Australia's Greatest Escapes: Gripping tales of wartime bravery
                 

              Australia's Greatest Escapes: Gripping tales of wartime bravery (EPUB ebook)

              By Burgess, Colin

              • RRP: $65.99
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              • Pub Date
                22 Jul 20

              Australia's greatest escape stories from two world wars Australia's Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their cap...tors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled through stinking drains, or clawed a passage beneath barbed wire in a desperate attempt to flee captivity. They were willing to risk the odds and even death in the loneliest war of all - the fight to be free. Each possessed in spades the noble qualities of boldness, resourcefulness, cunning, determination and mateship we have come to admire about our Australian service men and women under adversity. Featuring stories of Australian POWs from all theatres of war, including one who fled a German work camp during World War I, another involved in a mass tunnel escape from a notorious Italian camp, and an airman who brazenly attempted to steal a German fighter and fly it back to England. We also re-live the tragic saga of the Sandakan death marches in which six Australian escapers became the only survivors from 2000 POWs, and follow the perilous journeys to freedom undertaken by Australian infantrymen following the appalling massacre of their fellow soldiers on the Japanese-held island of Ambon.
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              ISBN 9781760854300
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              Published AU 22 Jul 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              The Diggers of Colditz: The classic Australian POW story about escape from the impossible
                

              The Diggers of Colditz: The classic Australian POW story about escape from the impossible (EPUB ebook)

              By Champ, Jack; Burgess, Colin

              • RRP: $65.99
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              Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany's infamous 'escape-proof' wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their c...ampaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold, by any means necessary. In this riveting account - by turns humorous, heartfelt and tragic - historian Colin Burgess and Lieutenant Jack Champ, from the point of view of the prisoners themselves, tell the story of the twenty Australians who made this castle their 'home', and the plans they made that were so crazy that some even achieved the seemingly impossible - escape! 'A stirring testimony of mateship . . . We are often on tenterhooks, always impressed by their determination, industry and courage' Australian Book Review
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              ISBN 9781760852153
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              Published AU 17 Jun 2019
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              Behind Palace Doors
               

              Behind Palace Doors (Paperback)

              By Burgess, Colin

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              The life of the Queen Mother was intensely secret.

              ISBN 9781786063779
              Released AU 1 Sep 2017
              Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
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              Shattered Dreams: The Lost and Canceled Space Missions
               

              Shattered Dreams: The Lost and Canceled Space Missions (Hardback)

              By Burgess, Colin; Foreword by Thomas, Don

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              'Shattered Dreams' recounts the personal stories and recollections of several men and women who were in line to fly a specific or future spaceflight mission but lost that opportunity due to personal reasons, mission cancellations, or even tragedies --

              ISBN 9781496206756
              Released AU 30 May 2019
              Publisher University of New South Wales
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              Series Outward Odyssey: a People's History of Spaceflight
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              Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975
                

              Footprints in the Dust: The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975 (Hardback)

              Edited by Burgess, Colin; Foreword by Gordon, Richard F.

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              Explores the Apollo missions and the most successful years of America's space program.

              ISBN 9780803226654
              Released AU 1 Jun 2010
              Publisher University of New South Wales
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              Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965
                

              Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Francis; Burgess, Colin; Foreword by Haney, Paul

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              A people's history of the global space race in the 1960s, beginning with cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and astronaut Alan Shepard and ending with the close of the Mercury and Voskhod programs in 1965.

              ISBN 9780803226395
              Released AU 30 Nov 2009
              Publisher University of New South Wales
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              In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969
                

              In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Francis; Burgess, Colin; Foreword by Cunningham, Walter

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              Drawing on interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts, their families, technicians, and scientists, as well as Soviet and American government documents, the authors craft a remarkable story of the golden age of spaceflight as both an intimate human experience and a rollicking global ...adventure.
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              ISBN 9780803229792
              Released AU 1 Jul 2010
              Publisher University of New South Wales
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