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I Escape: The Great War's Most Remarkable POW


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Of all the daring PoW escape stories that have come to light in the last 100 years and immortalized by Steve McQueen in the film The Great Escape, the story of J.L. Hardy has to be one of the most remarkable. A PoW for three-and-a-half years, Hardy made no less than twelve escape attempts while imprisoned by the Germans in the First World War, five of which being successful. In early 1915 he attempted to escape from Halle Camp, near Leipzig, by breaking through a brick wall into an adjacent ammunition factory. After five ...

I Escape: The Great War's Most Remarkable POW 2014, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781473823761