The last escape : the untold story of allied prisoners of war in Europe, 1944-45 / John Nichol and Tony Rennell.
By: Nichol, John.
Contributor(s): Rennell, Tony.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Viking, 2003Edition: 1st American ed.Description: xx, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0670032123; 9780670032129.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German | Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | World War (1939-1945) | Prisoners of war | Great Britain | United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German | Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 20th Century | Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th Century | 1900-1999Genre/Form: History.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Last escape.DDC classification: 940.54/7243
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-510) and index.
The Russians are coming -- Abandoned to their fate -- Out into the cold -- Fears of a massacre -- The retreat from Stalag Luft IV -- The deadly road to the west -- The rivers of humanity -- Liberated by the Red Army -- Hostages of Stalin -- Waiting for Patton -- The hell of Fallingbostel -- Death by "friendly fire" -- A German savior? -- Heading for home -- Welcome back -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. Chronology of the end of the Second World War -- Appendix 2. The Yalta Agreement on Prisoners of War, February 1945 -- Appendix 3. The senior American officer's complaint about conditions at Stalag XIIID, Nuremberg -- Appendix 4. The numbers game.
Draws on the testimony of surviving veterans to relate the experiences of American and British prisoners of war who were forced to march hundreds of miles along the Death March in the wake of the D-Day landings.