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Lie in the Dark and Listen The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper by Ken Rees, Karen Arrandale
  

Lie in the Dark and Listen The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper

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Lie in the Dark and Listen The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper by Ken Rees, Karen Arrandale

Often quoted as the model for the Steve McQueen character in The Great Escape , by age 21, Ken had already trained to be a pilot officer; flown 56 hair-raising bomber missions by night over Germany; taken part in the siege of Malta; got married; been shot down into a remote Norwegian lake; and been captured, interrogated and sent to Stalag Luft III. He took part in and survived the Great Escape and then the forced March to Bremen. This is truly a real-life adventure story, written with accuracy, pace and drama.

Reviews

'In an age obsessed with C-list television celebrities battling it out on phoney reality survival shows, Rees and his dwindling band of Great Escapers stand out as the real thing.'
The Daily Telegraph

'Written in frank, warm and readable style, this is a very engaging account of a remarkable life.'
New History

'A brave man's memory. Hear the fear yet take succour from the courage.'
North Wales Chronicle

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2006

Author

Ken Rees, Karen Arrandale

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Publisher

Grub Street

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Autobiography: historical, political & military
True war & combat stories

ISBN

9781904943419

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