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Author : Eric Williams
language : en
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date : 2013-10-02

The Wooden Horse written by Eric Williams and has been published by Pen and Sword this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-10-02 with History categories.


It is over fifty years since the critics of the day acclaimed The Wooden Horse as a superbly told story of the most ingenious and daring escape of the Second World War. Millions of readers agreed, and the book became a modern classic. This revised and expanded edition tells the tale. The escape itself was conceived on classical lines. The Greeks built a wooden horse and by means of it got into the city of Troy; in 1943 two British officers built a wooden horse and by means of it got out of a German prison camp. Together with a third companion, they were the only British prisoners ever to escape and reach England from this camp, though many tried. It was Stalag Luft III, designed especially to hold the Germans' most prized captives – Allied aircrew – and considered to be escape-proof. The break from the camp itself is only part of the story. Once outside the wire the escapers were still faced with the problem of getting out of Germany. Fugitives in the midst of a watchful enemy population, they had many close shaves when disaster threatened to overwhelm them – adventures which the reader shares to the full. The fantastic nature of this enterprise, the patience, determination and endurance, above all the steel nerve it demanded from an undernourished physique, are rendered the more impressive by the manner of the telling. The characters are so surely drawn that they could not but be real. Throughout the book runs a vein of humour which alone made those days bearable. The warmth of human companionship born of privation, fear and a common purpose is vividly portrayed.

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Author : Mairi Mackinnon
language : en
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Release Date : 2018-01-11

The Wooden Horse written by Mairi Mackinnon and has been published by Usborne Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2018-01-11 with Legends categories.


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The True Story Of The Wooden Horse


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Author : Robert J. Laplander
language : en
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date : 2014-04-30

The True Story Of The Wooden Horse written by Robert J. Laplander and has been published by Pen and Sword this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-04-30 with History categories.


This in-depth historical study reveals fascinating new insight into the famous Wooden Horse escape of three Allied POWs from a Nazi prison camp. In 1943, three British prisoners of war plotted a daring and ingenious escape from Stalag Luft III by making use of a hollowed-out gymnastic vaulting horse. A year before the events of The Great Escape—which would take place at the same camp—Lieutenants Michael Codner, Eric Williams, and Oliver Philpot executed the plan that Williams later recounted in his classic memoir The Wooden Horse. Now Robert Laplander presents a revealing new account in this comprehensive study of Stalag Luft III and the many attempts at escape that occurred there during the Second World War. As Laplander explains, Williams' memoir was impeded by both a lack of necessary historical scope and regulations of the Crown. In The True Story of the Wooden Horse, Laplander makes use of newly released official documents and eye-witnesses reports. Supplemented by illustrations, including shots of a full-scale replica of the vaulting horse, this volume presents an exhaustive account of the escape in its entirety, set in the context of the camp’s history.

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Author : Eric Williams
language : en
Publisher: Skyhorse
Release Date : 2020-10-20

The Wooden Horse written by Eric Williams and has been published by Skyhorse this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2020-10-20 with Fiction categories.


An epic adventure—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.

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Author : Russell Punter
language : en
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Release Date : 2014-05-01

The Wooden Horse written by Russell Punter and has been published by Usborne Publishing Ltd this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-05-01 with Juvenile Fiction categories.


When Helen, the beautiful wife of King Menelaus, runs away to Troy, it sparks a siege that rages for ten years. Can the King's army ever break into Troy and bring Helen back? Just when the task seems impossible, clever Odysseus has an idea... This thrilling retelling of the classic Greek myth is specially written for children who have just started reading alone. Includes links to recommended websites to find out more about life in Ancient Greece. "Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme." - Julia Eccleshare

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Author : Daryl Hine
language : en
Publisher: New York : Atheneum
Release Date : 1965

The Wooden Horse written by Daryl Hine and has been published by New York : Atheneum this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1965 with Canadian poetry categories.




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Author : Hugh Walpole
language : en
Publisher: Good Press
Release Date : 2019-11-27

The Wooden Horse written by Hugh Walpole and has been published by Good Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2019-11-27 with Fiction categories.


"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.