Great Escapes of the First World War

This nicely written review of POW escapes during WWI nicely compliments the large number of “Great Escape” books being released for the 75th Anniversary of that POW escape. The WWI escapers received remarkably little coverage at the time and very little in the century since, making this a particularly welcome military history. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Great Escapes of the First World War
FILE: R2822
AUTHOR: Rachel Bilton
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 208
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWI, World War I, World War 1, First World War, The Great War, 
1914-1918, POW, prison camps, POW escapes

ISBN: 1-47388-773-9

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DESCRIPTION:   This  nicely written review of POW escapes during WWI 
nicely compliments the large number of “Great Escape” books being released 
for the 75th Anniversary of that POW escape. The WWI escapers received 
remarkably little coverage at the time and very little in the century since, 
making this a particularly welcome military history. -  Highly Recommended

The British POWs were as active in planning escapes during WWI as their sons 
were during WWII, making it all the more inexplicable that they did not receive the 
same level of coverage at the time, and later by historians. The situation was 
however somewhat different. Germany was surrounded by potentially friendly 
countries to which escapers could head, where WWII saw POWs held in a Europe 
where the only potentially friendly nations were Sweden and Switzerland, neither 
of which were particular friendly with the threat of German invasion hanging over 
them. German prisoners faced a similar situation in that many were held on the 
European mainland and those held in Britain had softer borders to face. 
Nevertheless, any WWI POW who planned and attempted an escape faced many
 challenges where great courage and determination was required, together with the 
need to produce clothes, money and documents to aid the escape.

The author has assembled the first hand accounts of fifteen soldiers to illustrate the 
situation. As first hand accounts, they provide unique views from those who were 
involved. Their accounts are illustrated with plans and maps through the body of 
text and a photo-plate section with very rare images. A enthralling story with all the 
emotions, the trials, joys and disappointments