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The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told / Stephen Dando-Collins.

Dando-Collins, Stephen. (Author). Woodson, Paul. (Narrator). Recorded Books, Inc. (Added Author).

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Jackson County Public Library CDBOOK 940.5472 D (Text) 39493108190101 Adult Audiobook Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781501946899
  • ISBN: 1501946897
  • Physical Description: 7 sound discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2017.

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Title from container.
Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Paul Woodson.
Summary, etc.:
The story opens in the stinking latrines of the Schubin camp as an American and a Canadian lead the digging of a tunnel which enabled a break involving 36 prisoners of war (POWs). The Germans then converted the camp to Oflag 64, to exclusively hold US Army officers, with more than 1500 Americans ultimately housed there. Plucky Americans attempted a variety of escapes until January, 1945, only to be thwarted every time. Then, with the Red Army advancing closer every day, camp commandant Colonel Fritz Schneider received orders from Berlin to march his prisoners west. Game on! Over the next few days, 250 US Army officers would succeed in escaping east to link up with the Russians--although they would prove almost as dangerous as the Nazis--only to be ordered once they arrived back in the United States not to talk about their adventures. Within months, General Patton would launch a bloody bid to rescue the remaining Schubin Americans.
Subject: Oflag 64 (Concentration camp)
United States. Army > Officers > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, German.
World War, 1939-1945 > Concentration camps > Poland > Szubin.
Prisoner-of-war escapes > Poland > Szubin > History > 20th century.
Prisoners of war > Poland > Szubin > Biography.
Americans > Poland > Szubin > Biography.
Soldiers > United States > Biography.
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