The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III, The Memoir of Jens Muller

The publishers have an impressive number Great Escape books available for the 75th anniversary, but this is a particularly welcome addition to the list. The efforts of British POWs to escape from captivity in general, and the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in particular, have dominated the history but this memoir is the important memoir of a Norwegian escaper. – Most Highly Recommended

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NAME: The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III, The Memoir of Jens Muller
FILE: R2796
AUTHOR: Jens Muller
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword, Greenhill Books, US Naval Institute Press
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 145
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War 2, World War II, Second World War, POW camps, 
POWs, downed airmen, escapes, The Great Escape

ISBN: 1-78438-430-5

IMAGE: B2796.jpg
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DESCRIPTION:  The publishers have an impressive number Great Escape 
books available for the 75th anniversary, but this is a particularly welcome 
addition to the list.  The efforts of British POWs to escape from captivity in 
general, and the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in particular, have 
dominated the history but this memoir is the important memoir of a Norwegian 
escaper. - Most Highly Recommended

The history of WWII has generated a mountain of books over the last 75 years and yet there are many 
stories still to be told. As time runs out, the number of untold stories could also run out unless family 
members bring forth the unpublished stories of relatives no longer with us. In some cases there are 
books that were written shortly after WWII as autobiographies, published, but quickly forgotten. As 
a result, the Great Escape is most famous from a very small number of autobiographies and 
biographies of leading British POW planners of the Great Escape, by the war crime trials of those 
Germans involved in the murder of recaptured Great Escapers, and by the Hollywood attempt to claim 
the Great Escape as a US triumph when no American POW was amongst those who escaped. For all 
those involved in planning, preparing and digging the tunnels and those who made it before the 
German guards realized what was happening, and the recaptured POWs who were murdered, only 
three men were successful and one of those was Jens Muller. That his story has not long been a popular 
history is a travesty beyond explanation.

This book should be very widely read. It is the story of a very modest but extraordinary man and it 
highlights the largely under-told story of how POWs of all allied nations were determined work 
together to get back into the fight. It is a very readable and very human story told vividly. There are 
maps and drawings together with a photo-plate section.

A must read book that should also be a source of great Norwegian pride.