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The Resource The 21 escapes of Lt Alastair Cram : a compelling story of courage and endurance in the Second World War, David M. Guss

The 21 escapes of Lt Alastair Cram : a compelling story of courage and endurance in the Second World War, David M. Guss

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The 21 escapes of Lt Alastair Cram : a compelling story of courage and endurance in the Second World War
Title
The 21 escapes of Lt Alastair Cram
Title remainder
a compelling story of courage and endurance in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
David M. Guss
Title variation
Twenty-one escapes of Lieutenant Alastair Cram
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Language
eng
Summary
A genuinely new Second World War story, The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram is a riveting account of the wartime exploits of Alastair Cram, brilliantly told by the American author, David Guss. Cram was taken prisoner in North Africa in November 1941, which began a long odyssey through ten different POW camps and three Gestapo prisons. He became a serial escapee - fleeing his captors no fewer than twenty-one times, including his final, and finally successful, escape from a POW column in April 1945. Perhaps the most dramatic of his attempts was from Gavi, the 'Italian Colditz'. Gavi was a maximum-security prison near Genoa for the pericolosi, the 'most dangerous' inmates because of their perpetual hunger to escape. It was here that Alastair met David Stirling, the legendary founder of the SAS, and cooked up the plan for what would become the 'Cistern Tunnel' escape, one of the most audacious but hitherto little-known mass escape attempts of the entire war. A story of courage in the face of extraordinary odds, it is a testament to one man's dogged determination never to give up
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guss, David M
Dewey number
940.5472092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cram, Alastair
  • Soldiers
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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The 21 escapes of Lt Alastair Cram : a compelling story of courage and endurance in the Second World War, David M. Guss
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
55638004
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509829576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
The 21 escapes of Lt Alastair Cram : a compelling story of courage and endurance in the Second World War, David M. Guss
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
55638004
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509829576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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