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Roger Bushell was the man at the centre of the Great Escape, the mass breakout of allied prisoners of war from Stalag Luft III in 1944, immortalised in Paul Brickhill's book and the film starring Richard Attenborough. Simon Pearson is Chief Night Editor of The Times. His journalistic career has taken him from regional newspapers in England, through Hong Kong, China, Australia and the United States, to senior positions in Fleet Street. He has worked for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times and The Times, which he first joined in 1986. His interest in military history was stimulated by his father, who served with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He lives with his wife, Fiona, who also works for The Times, and their three sons, in south London.

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The Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell - Love, Betrayal, Big x and the Great Escape by Simon Pearson
The Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell - Love, Betrayal, Big x and the Great Escape
Simon Pearson
A larger than life character, fighter pilot, Roger Bushell was shot down in 1940, he escaped from imprisonment, was captured again only to escape a second time, he endured his final imprisonment in the camp now famous from the film...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014

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