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The Real Great Escape

(2011)
A non fiction book by

 
 
In early 1942 the Germans opened a top-security prisoner-of-war camp in occupied Poland for captured Allied airmen. Called Stalag Luft III, the camp soon came to contain some of the most inventive escapers ever known. They were led by Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, code-named 'Big X', who masterminded an attempt to smuggle hundreds of POWs down a tunnel built right under the noses of their guards. The escape would come to be immortalised in the famous film, "The Great Escape", in which the ingenuity and bravery of the men was rightly celebrated. The plan involved multiple tunnels, hundreds of forged documents, as well as specially made German uniforms and civilian clothing. In this book Guy Walters takes a fresh look at this remarkable event and asks the question, what was the true story, not the movie version? He also examines what the escape really achieved, and the nature of the man who led it. The "Real Great Escape" is the first account to draw on a newly-released cache of documents from Roger Bushell's family, including letters from Bushell, that reveals much about this remarkable man, his life and experiences during the war, and the planning of the escape attempt that was to make him famous. The result is a compelling and authoritative re-evaluation of the most iconic escape story of the Second World War.



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Hardback Editions

1873 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
ISBN: 0-593-07190-5 / 978-0-593-07190-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
ISBN: 0-593-06659-6 / 978-0-593-06659-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
ISBN: 0-553-82611-5 / 978-0-553-82611-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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April 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Real Great Escape)] [ By (author) Guy Walters ] [April, 2014]
Author(s): Guy Walters
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
ISBN: 0-593-07191-3 / 978-0-593-07191-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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January 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
ISBN: 0-593-06660-X / 978-0-593-06660-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Export
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
ISBN: 0-85735-342-X / 978-0-85735-342-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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September 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Real Great Escape
Author(s): Guy Walters
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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