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A true story of the great escape : a young Australian POW in the most audacious breakout of WWII / Louise Williams
Bib ID 6889705
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Williams, Louise, 1961- author
 
Description Sydney Allen & Unwin, 2015 
©2015 
284 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 24 cm 
ISBN 1743313896
9781743313893 (paperback)
Summary

The first book to tell the story of an Australian POW in the famous Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in World War II, this is a moving account of the far too short life of a talented young man and a family hit hard by the Depression and war.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Williams, John Edwin Ashley, 1919-1944.  |  Australia. Royal Australian Air Force -- Officers -- Biography.  |  Stalag Luft III -- Biography.  |  Biography & True Stories.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Australian.  |  Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography.  |  Prisoners of war -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Prisoner-of-war escapes -- Germany.  |  War crimes -- Germany.  |  Australian
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