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Author McCallum, John, 1917- author.

Title The Long Way Home : The Other Great Escape / John McCallum.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Birlinn Limited, [2012]


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Summary "The first-hand account of three Scotsmen and their dramatic escape from Nazi Germany's Stalag VIIIB prison camp during World War II. At the age of nineteen, Glasgow-born John McCallum signed up as a Supplementary Reservist in the Signal Corps. A little over a year later, he was in France, working frantically to set up communication lines as Europe once more hurtled towards war. Wounded and captured at Boulogne, he was sent to the notorious Stalag VIIIB prison camp, together with his brother, Jimmy, and friend Joe Harkin. Ingenious and resourceful, the three men set about planning their escape. With the help of Traudl, a local girl whom John had met while working in nearby Bad Karlsbrunn, they put their plan into action. In an astonishing coincidence, they passed through the town of Sagan, around which the seventy-six airmen of the Great Escape were being pursued and caught. However, unlike most of these other escapees, John, Jimmy and Joe eventually made it to freedom. Now, due to the declassification of documents under the Official Secrets Act, John McCallum is finally able to tell the thrilling story of his adventure, in which he recaptures all the danger, audacity and romance of one of the most daring escapes of the Second World War. "A dashed good read. Especially as his escape was successful." -- The Herald "I couldn't stop turning the pages... a great tale--with a deep message." --George Robertson"-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject McCallum, John, 1917-
Stalag 344.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Scottish.
Escaped prisoners of war -- Scotland -- Biography.
Escaped prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9780857902344 (epub)
Standard No. 9780857902344
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