In 1943 when 200 Allied airmen were imprisoned by the Germans, they were determined not to give up. Instead they planned and executed one of the greatest escapes in history. In The Great Escape you'll read about their daring plan, the soldiers involved and see photos and diagrams of one of their escape tunnels.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 240 Vendor: Sterling Publishing Publication Date: 2008 Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1402757050 ISBN-13: 9781402757051 Availability: In Stock Ages: 12-15 Series:Sterling Point
A spine-tingling, suspenseful true story of escape during World War II. Spring, 1943; Stalag Luft III, Germany: every prisoner in the Nazi camps had one thought in mindto get out. The organization was in place, with men digging hidden passageways and squads dispersing yellow sand in the middle of soccer scrimmages. Forgers worked to create false travel documents. Tailors stitched up civilian suits from blankets. Their goal? To break out of an escape-proof” German prison camp and raise havoc throughout the German countryside. The stakes were high, however: anyone caught would be executed. Author Mike Meserole keeps the tension high in this newly-written tale filled with daring and danger. Kids will hang on to every word.