The Last of the 39ers: The Extraordinary Wartime Experiences of Squadron Leader Alfie Fripp

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In some ways, Alfie Fripp's war ended when he was shot down on a reconnaissance sortie over Germany in October 1939. In many others, it was only just beginning. Squadron Leader Alfie Fripp (RAF Retd) was the oldest surviving and longest-serving British prisoner of war (PoW) until his death in 2012 - the last of the so-called '39-ers'. Held during World War II in the Nazi PoW camp of Stalag Luft III in Sagan, he was a veteran of the real Great Escape in which he took an active role, and had the sadness of seeing his own ...

The Last of the 39ers: The Extraordinary Wartime Experiences of Squadron Leader Alfie Fripp 2013, Grub Street, London

ISBN-13: 9781909166158

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