Lie in the Dark and Listen

The Remarkable Story of the WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper Wing Commander Ken 'Shag' Rees

Ken Rees

 
Date Published :
May 2006
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Contributor(s) :
Karen Arrandale
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages of b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781904943419
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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Arguably the model for the Steve McQueen character in The Great Escape. By age 21 Ken had already trained to be a pilot officer; flown 56 hair-raising bomber missions by night over Germany; taken part in the siege of Malta; got married; been shot down into a remote Norwegian lake; been captured and interrogated; sent to Stalag Luft III, survived the Great Escape and the forced March to Bremen. Truly a real-life adventure story, written with accuracy, pace and drama.

‘In an age obsessed with C-list television celebrities battling it out on phoney “reality” survival shows, Rees and his dwindling band of Great Escapers stand out as the real thing.’ – The Daily Telegraph

‘Written in frank, warm and readable style, this is a very engaging account of a remarkable life.’ - New History

‘A brave man’s memory. Hear the fear yet take succour from the courage.’ – North Wales Chronicle

About The Author
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H.K. Rees specializes in World War II History.

REVIEWS
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"Ken Rees had a war career that takes the breath away and he describes it so well one can image one was there, experiencing the terror."

- Frederick Forsyth

"In an age obsessed with C-list television celebrities battling it out on phoney “reality” survival shows, Rees and his dwindling band of Great Escapers stand out as the real thing."

- The Daily Telegraph

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