The Long Road

Trials and Tribulations of Airmen Prisoners from Stalag Luft VII (Bankau) to Berlin , June 1944 - May 1945

Oliver Clutton-Brock, Raymond Crompton

 
Date Published :
March 2014
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781909166202
Pages : 400
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$59.95

Overview
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This book is firstly a testament to those of many nationalities who found themselves imprisoned at Stalag Luft VII, Bankau (Luft 7 for short) in Upper Silesia, the Luftwaffe's last prisoner of war camp. Having survived the trauma of action against, and capture by, the enemy, some as far back as 1940, they came from France, the Low Countries, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Poland, the Balkans, Italy, Hungary, the Mediterranean and other seas, and from North Africa. Many of their experiences and adventures have never been documented before. It is also the complete history of their prisoner of war (POW) camp, Luft 7, told in full detail for the first time, a camp that existed for barely thirty-two weeks from its opening in early June 1944 to its closure in mid January 1945.

About The Author
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Oliver Clutton-Brock, born in London three weeks before the end of the Second World War, spent the first 17 years of his life in Lincoln, surrounded by many of Bomber Command’s now historic airfields. Early aviation memories are of four-engined aircraft always flying overhead, searchlights, and a trip in a DH Rapide from RAF Scampton on Battle of Britain Day sometime in the fifties.

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