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Escape and Evasion Ian Dear

Escape and Evasion By Ian Dear

Escape and Evasion by Ian Dear

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Escape and evasion

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Escape and Evasion: POW Breakouts and other Great Escapes in World War Two by Ian Dear

Men captured in war, deprived of their purpose as well as their liberty, naturally think of escape. During the Second World War, when vast numbers were held in captivity for years, the art of escape and evading capture in enemy territory reached new levels of efficiency and ingenuity. Prisoners of war were assisted by cleverly disguised equipment, from concealable maps to serrated wire bootlaces, as well as a secret underground network of escape routes, resistance organisations and safe houses. Thousands of prisoners of war and fugitive soldiers owed their lives to a small number of brave and inventive individuals on the outside who risked everything to keep lines of escape open. In a journey from the streets of Rome to the jungle of Malaya, Ian Dear explores the extensive planning behind and daring execution of eighteen great escapes made by Allied, German and Japanese troops during the Second World War.

About Ian Dear

IAN DEAR is an historian with an unusual background in covert warfare. He spent five years as general editor of the Oxford Companion to the Second World War and has written a vast number of books on secret operations of the war, including Sabotage and Subversion (The History Press).

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Escape and Evasion: POW Breakouts and other Great Escapes in World War Two by Ian Dear
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