Four months before D-Day the Gestapo captured several members of the French resistance who knew when and where the landings would take place. The Allied high command could not risk them revealing the secret under torture. Instead, British aircraft attacked Amiens prison where the men were held: bombing from very low level, the aircraft broke down the prison walls. The result: the largest jail break in history. Some 700 prisoners escaped, not just resistance members but thieves, forgers, pimps, prostitutes and murderers. All were hunted by the Gestapo, the SS and the German army -- as well as the Allied spy network that had to spirit the right people to safety.
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Jack Fishman is the author of two bestselling books THE SEVEN MEN OF SPANDAU and MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, his biography of Lady Churchill. It was translated into seventeen languages. It was Fishman's investigative ability as a journalist that exposed Philby as the 'third man', and he was the co-author of KG200, the factually based bestselling novel on the astounding stories he had uncovered about the Luftwaffe squadrons that masqueraded as Allied airmen flying B17s and Liberator bombers.
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Book Description Macmillan, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110025384708
Book Description Macmillan, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0025384708