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The Resource Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape, Mark Felton

Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape, Mark Felton

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Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape
Title
Zero Night
Title remainder
the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape
Statement of responsibility
Mark Felton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 novelist's eye for drama and detail, this rip-roaring adventure is all the more thrilling because it really happened"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Felton, Mark
Dewey number
940.54/7243565
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.G3
LC item number
F397 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oflag VI B (Concentration camp)
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape, Mark Felton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain [in 2014] by Icon Books Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Barbed wire horizon -- Trial and error -- The wire -- Short circuit -- Diversions -- "Big X" -- Operation Timber -- Practice makes perfect -- The road less travelled -- Pack up your troubles -- Fifteen yards to freedom -- Zero Night -- "Another British evacuation" -- A walk in the woods -- "Hände hoch!" -- The bitter road -- Three blind mice -- Comet Line -- The last frontier
Control code
ocn909777133
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250073747
Lccn
2015017591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape, Mark Felton
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain [in 2014] by Icon Books Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Barbed wire horizon -- Trial and error -- The wire -- Short circuit -- Diversions -- "Big X" -- Operation Timber -- Practice makes perfect -- The road less travelled -- Pack up your troubles -- Fifteen yards to freedom -- Zero Night -- "Another British evacuation" -- A walk in the woods -- "Hände hoch!" -- The bitter road -- Three blind mice -- Comet Line -- The last frontier
Control code
ocn909777133
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250073747
Lccn
2015017591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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