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by Eric Williams

ePub The Wooden Horse download
Author:
Eric Williams
ISBN13:
978-0006935223
ISBN:
0006935222
Language:
Publisher:
ARMADA; New Ed edition (June 15, 1989)
Category:
Subcategory:
Military
ePub file:
1503 kb
Fb2 file:
1546 kb
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Rating:
4.4
Votes:
593

The Wooden Horse book. There are two significantly different versions of this book.

The Wooden Horse book.

The Wooden Horse is a 1950 British Second World War war film directed by Jack Lee and starring Leo Genn, David Tomlinson and Anthony Steel. It is based on the book of the same name by Eric Williams, who also wrote the screenplay.

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Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and, accompanied by a fellow officer, made his way back to England. The Wooden Horse became a legend among servicemen long before its publication in 1949 and has remained one ever since. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction-novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic.

The Greeks built a wooden horse and by means of it got into the city of Troy; in 1943 two British officers built a wooden horse and by means of it got out of a German prison camp. Together with a third companion, they were the only British prisoners ever to escape and reach England from this camp, though many tried.

Two officers made home runs via a tunnel dug in the open air beneath a wooden vaulting horse from Stalag Luft III. The author, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag-Luft III (site of the 'Great Escape' later in the war). He escaped after 10 months and, accompanied by a fellow RAF officer, made his way back to England.

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Most importantly the book gives an accurate impression of the tone of life in a POW camp, the dangers of being on the run after the escape and the stress and strain of the eventual escape. The section on life in the camps shows a group of active, confined and rather rowdy men going slowly mad but hiding it between endless banter, hobbies and the hope of escape.

An epic adventure-the most brilliant escape and evasion from the Nazis ever written  . Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and, accompanied by a fellow officer, made his way back to England.

  • so happy to have found this story in the English version as it was one of the books that was read to us in my 4th grade class in Switzerland so many years ago and its memories have never left my mind. My life now is in English speaking countries and now I can still share these stories with next generations :)!

  • although it took a bit to ship from London it is a great book! One of those that my daughter will add to her library even as an adult.

  • There are two editions of this book. In the original edition and in subsequent reprints there is a last desperate moment where all the remains between Williams and freedom is a German guard on a bridge. He kills him and escapes...

    Only as Williams admitted years later in an anniversary update - that part never happened and was put in to satisfy the publishers who wanted a more "exciting" ending.

    ...and he is right to come clean on the point - the story was exciting enough without needing tweaking - ingenuity under strain of captivity is well portrayed in the book and after the frightening journey across Germany - his debriefing by an Intelligence Officer counterpoints what went before in a very British and understated way.

  • Husband loves book.

  • It started slow for me but towards the end it was hard to put down. It was a great read?

  • Excellent

  • This escaped happened from the same prison camp as the Great Escape, only a few days earlier. A great adventure story, plus it is true.

  • Love this book since childhood. Thanks!