By (author) Terry C. Treadwell
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Great Escapes by Terry C. Treadwell
Book DescriptionWe think we know a lot about life in Prisoner of War camps, and all can relate tales of brave escape attempts, not least from the iconic film "The Great Escape". But how many of these tales are true? For most prisoners of war, life was nothing like the films, but for a few brave escapees, fact was more extraordinary than fiction ...Using personal accounts, authentic reports from German guards and debrief documents in the National Archives, this is the true story of the many exciting escape attempts from POW camps during the Second World War. Some were successful, others not, but in each case the inspired methods devised and executed by the prisoners show bravery and ingenuity on a greater scale than any film. With incredible stories such as the "Wooden Horse", the "French Tunnel" and the "Colditz 'Ghost", this ground-breaking new book tells the stories of some of the bravest men in history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752444901
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Terry C. Treadwell
Rocket and Jet Aircraft of the Third Reich, Hardback (June 2011)
The development of rocket and jet aircraft by the Germans before and during the Second World War is something that intrigues all those interested in the history of aviation. The first trials of the V1 (Doodlebug) were carried out with a pilot at the controls, on occasion the world-famous aviatrix Hannah Reitsch.
First Naval Air War, Paperback (October 2010)
The First Naval Air War is the story of the development of naval aviation from those fledgling squadrons of 1914 to the major weapon in the armoury of naval warfare in only five years.
Stepping Stones to the Stars, Paperback (May 2010)
Terry C. Treadwell's book is a non-technical history of human spaceflight, that tells the exciting and dramatic story of how we took our early steps towards the stars.
Strike from Beneath the Sea, Paperback (September 2009)» View all books by Terry C. Treadwell
It seems surprising that anyone could dream of having aircraft-carrying submarines, but from the early days of the First World War, the two have been intrinsically linked. This book presents the history of the unique and experimental and production craft that have culminated in the nuclear-powered, ICBM-carrying submarines.
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Author Biography - Terry C. Treadwell
Terry Treadwell served in the RAF and is currently a research and project officer for the RAF Escaping Society. He is an aviation author and researcher and European correspondent of Naval Aviation News and Wings of Gold magazine. He lives in Bournemouth.
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