The Wooden Horse: The Classic World War II Story of Escape ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gregory A. Freeman

The Wooden Horse: The Classic World War II Story of Escape

Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: July 2014
ISBN: 9781629140322
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$14.99
Our price:
$11.99

You save: $3.00 (20%)
An epic adventureĀ—the most brilliant escape and evasion from the Nazis ever written.Eric Williams, a 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 perseverance, 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 has remained one ever since.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Wooden Horse: The Classic World War II Story of Escape ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1769 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Gregory A. Freeman
The Gathering Wind: Hurricane Sandy, the Sailing Ship Bounty, and a Courageous Rescue at Sea ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gregory A. Freeman
The Gathering Wind: Hurricane Sandy, the Sailing Ship Bounty, and a Courageous Rescue at Sea
Gregory A. Freeman
NAL, October 2013
ISBN: 9780451465764
Format: ePub
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $5.99
Red Tails: The Tuskegee Airmen and Operation Halyard:  An All-New Update for The Forgotten500:  A Penguin eSpecial from NAL Caliber ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gregory A. Freeman
Red Tails: The Tuskegee Airmen and Operation Halyard: An All-New Update for The Forgotten500: A Penguin eSpecial from NAL Caliber
Gregory A. Freeman & GregoryA. Freeman
NAL, July 2011
ISBN: 9781101533437
Format: ePub
Our price: $1.99
Sailors to the End: The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gregory A. Freeman
Sailors to the End
Gregory A. Freeman
HarperCollins e-books, October 2009
ISBN: 9780060936907
Format: ePub
List Price: $13.95 Our price: $12.99
The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the GreatestRescue Mission ofWorld War II ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gregory A. Freeman
The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the GreatestRescue Mission of World War II
Gregory A. Freeman & GregoryA. Freeman
NAL, September 2008
ISBN: 9780451224958
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.99 Our price: $13.99