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The Resource Human game : the true story of the "Great Escape" murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen, Simon Read

Human game : the true story of the "Great Escape" murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen, Simon Read

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Human game : the true story of the "Great Escape" murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen
Title
Human game
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the true story of the "Great Escape" murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen
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Simon Read
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Human game
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the true story of the great escape murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen
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Language
eng
Summary
In March and April of 1944, Gestapo gunmen killed fifty POWs--a brutal act in defiance of international law and the Geneva Convention. This is the true story of the men who hunted them down. The mass breakout of seventy-six Allied airmen from the infamous Stalag Luft III became one of the greatest tales of World War II, immortalized in the film "The Great Escape." But where Hollywood's depiction fades to black, another incredible story begins . . . Not long after the escape, fifty of the recaptured airmen were taken to desolate killing fields throughout Germany and shot on the direct orders of Hitler. When the nature of these killings came to light, Churchill's government swore to pursue justice at any cost. A revolving team of military police, led by squadron leader Francis P. McKenna, was dispatched to Germany seventeen months after the killings to pick up a trail long gone cold. Amid the chaos of postwar Germany, divided between American, British, French, and Russian occupiers, McKenna and his men brought twenty-one Gestapo killers to justice in a hunt that spanned three years and took them into the darkest realms of Nazi fanaticism. In "Human Game," Simon Read tells this harrowing story as never before. Beginning inside Stalag Luft III and the Nazi High Command, through the grueling three-year manhunt, and into the final close of the case more than two decades later, Read delivers a clear-eyed and meticulously researched account of this often-overlooked saga of hard-won justice
Summary
Recounts the events depicted in the movie "The Great Escape," during which Allied airmen broke free of the Stalag Luft III POW camp and how a manhunt twenty years later brought to justice many Gestapo killers who worked there
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10151733
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1974-
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Read, Simon
Dewey number
940.54/7243812
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • Stalag Luft III
  • Criminal investigation
  • War crime trials
  • War criminals
  • Great Britain
  • McKenna, Francis P
Target audience
adult
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the true story of the 'great escape' murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen
Label
Human game : the true story of the "Great Escape" murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen, Simon Read
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originially published in 2012 in New York by Berkley Books as : Human game, the true story of the 'great escape' murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-253) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Preamble: The great escape -- Prologue: Sunday, March 26 -- 'Those are my orders' -- Cold case -- Vengeance -- Zlin -- The London cage -- Prime suspects -- Munich -- A death in the mountains -- Saarbrucken -- Danzig -- Finding Scharpwinkel -- Alone -- The order of the blood -- Remembrance -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix A: The fifty -- Appendix B: A survivor's tale
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780425252734
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2012005330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2012005330
  • DLC
Label
Human game : the true story of the "Great Escape" murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen, Simon Read
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originially published in 2012 in New York by Berkley Books as : Human game, the true story of the 'great escape' murders and the hunt for the Gestapo gunmen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preamble: The great escape -- Prologue: Sunday, March 26 -- 'Those are my orders' -- Cold case -- Vengeance -- Zlin -- The London cage -- Prime suspects -- Munich -- A death in the mountains -- Saarbrucken -- Danzig -- Finding Scharpwinkel -- Alone -- The order of the blood -- Remembrance -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix A: The fifty -- Appendix B: A survivor's tale
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780425252734
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2012005330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2012005330
  • DLC

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