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Zero Night: The Untold Story of World War Twos Greatest Escape Mark Felton

Zero Night: The Untold Story of World War Twos Greatest Escape

Mark Felton

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ISBN : 9781466885257
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320 pages
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On August 30, 1942 - Zero Night - 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 the officers boldly stormed the hugeMoreOn August 30, 1942 - Zero Night - 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 the officers boldly stormed the huge double fences at Oflag Prison. Employing wooden ladders and bridges previously disguised as bookshelves, the highly coordinated effort succeeded and set 36 men free into the German countryside. Later known as the Warburg Wire Job, fellow prisoner and fighter ace Douglas Bader once described the attempt as the most brilliant escape conception of this war.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 novelists eye for drama and detail, this rip-roaring adventure is all the more thrilling because it really happened.