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Escape free pdf During the Second World War many New Zealanders fell into enemy hands. Most were soldiers fighting in North Africa and Europe. This collection, edited by Matthew Wright, recounts our escapers' tales in their own words. We join R.H. Thomson in his daring leaps from railway wagons, hike with Fred Stuckey through the Yugoslav back country, tramp with George Clifton across the North African desert, learn what kind of welcome awaited the successful escapers in Madrid. And we discover what kept hope alive in the railway project from hell - the line Japan forced its prisoners to build between Thailand and Burma.

About Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright has written extensively on many aspects of New Zealand's past and is one of New Zealand's most published historians. He is passionate about New Zealand's engineering past and his writing is both informative and entertaining. His 2009 book Big Ideas: 100 Wonders of NZ Engineering was well received and attracted very strong sales.

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Author : Matthew Wright
Publisher : Random House New Zealand Ltd
Data Published : 04 August 2006
ISBN : 1869418115
EAN : 9781869418113
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 270 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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