The Wooden Horse by Eric Williams

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Published to coincide with a 6-part dramatized production on BBC Radio, this book tells the story one of the most ingenious and daring escapes of World War II. By concealing the entrance to a tunnel beneath a vaulting horse, three British officers were able to escape from a German prison camp.
 

About Eric Williams

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The late Eric Williams was prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1961 until his death in 1981. Prior to entering politics, he was professor of political and social science at Howard University. Colin A. Palmer is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University.
 
Published January 1, 1980 by Longman. 137 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance. Non-fiction

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No one had succeeded in escape from Stalag Luft Three, the German prisoner of war camp.

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A novel of escape which, in its cleancut, undeviating singleness of purpose, is reminiscent of Geoffrey Household's Rogue Male and which, in its accuracy of detail, is suggestive of an actual experience.

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Williams, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag-Luft III. He escaped after 10 months and, accompanied by a fellow RAF officer, made his way back

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Williams, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag-Luft III.

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The Army Rumour Service

In the words of hyperbolic film critics everywhere “If you read one World War Two book this year make this it!!!!” I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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