Gunther Plüschow

Airmen, Escaper and Explorer

Anton Rippon

 
Date Published :
March 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
30 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848841321
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$39.95
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Overview
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Gunther Plüschow of the German Imperial Navy holds a unique place in history - during the First World War he was the only German prisoner of war ever to escape from the British mainland and make it all the way back to the Fatherland. Yet, although his daring break for freedom in 1915 is astonishing in its own right, Plüschow was much more than simply an escaped POW. He was also a fearless aviator who flew against the British and Japanese in the Far East, and he was an explorer. After the war, he set sail for the southernmost tip of South America and became the first man to fly over Tierra del Fuego. He continued to explore what was then a largely unknown region of the world until his tragic death in 1931, when his parachute failed to open following a midair accident in Patagonia. In 'Gunther Plüschow: Airman, Escaper, Explorer,' Anton Rippon tells this extraordinary tale in vivid detail. It is a tale that would do justice to the best adventure fiction - except that every word of it is true.

About The Author
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ANTON RIPPON is an award-winning newspaper columnist, journalist and author of over 30 books including Gas Masks for Goalposts: Football in Britain During the Second World War; Hitler’s Olympics: The Story of the 1936 Nazi Games; and Gunther Plüschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer. Rippon was named Newspaper Columnist of the Year in the 2017 Midlands Media Awards.

REVIEWS
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“ A superb and thoroughly readable account of the life of the only German prisoner of war to escape from British mainland and make it back to Germany.”

- The Great War Magazine

“…a complete and thoroughly excellent account and is highly recommended.”

- Over the Front

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