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The Resource The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War, Neal Bascomb, (CD)

The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War, Neal Bascomb, (CD)

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The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War
Title
The escape artists
Title remainder
a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Neal Bascomb
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Neal Bascomb, New York Times best-selling author, delivers the spellbinding story of the downed Allied airmen who masterminded the remarkably courageous-and ingenious-breakout from Germany's most devilish POW camp In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death, only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany's archipelago of POW camps, often in abominable conditions. The most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape-prone prisoners. Its commandant was a boorish, hate-filled tyrant named Karl Niemeyer who swore that none should ever leave. Desperate to break out of "Hellminden" and return to the fight, a group of Allied prisoners led by ace pilot (and former Army sapper) David Gray hatch an elaborate escape plan. Their plot demands a risky feat of engineering as well as a bevy of disguises, forged documents, fake walls, and steely resolve. Once beyond the watch towers and round-the-clock patrols, Gray and almost a dozen of his half-starved fellow prisoners must then make a heroic 150 mile dash through enemy-occupied territory towards free Holland. Drawing on never-before-seen memoirs and letters, Neal Bascomb brings this narrative to cinematic life, amid the twilight of the British Empire and the darkest, most savage hours of the fight against Germany. At turns tragic, funny, inspirational, and nail-biting suspenseful, this is the little-known story of the biggest POW breakout of the Great War
Cataloging source
RECBC
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Bascomb, Neal,
Dewey number
940.4/7243092321
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
D627.G3
LC item number
B27 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by L.J. Ganser
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ganser, L. J.,
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war camps
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Airmen
  • History
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Label
The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War, Neal Bascomb, (CD)
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  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980006787
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05330
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1049858712
  • (OCoLC)1049858712
  • 2541048
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War, Neal Bascomb, (CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980006787
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05330
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1049858712
  • (OCoLC)1049858712
  • 2541048
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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