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Zero Night

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Mark Felton

The first author to tackle this remarkable story in detail, historian Mark Felton brilliantly evokes the suspense of the escape and the adventures of those escapees who managed to elude the Germans, as well as the courage of the civilians who risked their lives to help them in enemy territory. Fantastically intimate and told with a novelist's eye for drama and detail. It is all the more thrilling because it really happened.

On August 30, 1942 - ZERO NIGHT - more than 40 allied officers staged the most audacious mass escape of World War II. Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as OPeration Olympia went into effect. The chose 11 foot (3.36 metres) high ladders disguised as bookshelves to climb over the wire. 32 men were set free, with 3 making it to England.

298 pages, 148 x 220mm, b&w, photographs, hardcover with jacket, Thomas Dunne Books (St Martins Press), 2015

Product Code: 9781250073747

 

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