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The Dodger: The Extraordinary Story of Churchill's Cousin and the Great Escape

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The Dodger is the long-awaited story of Johnny Dodge, a wartime hero and a pivotal figure in the escapade immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film The Great Escape.

Of all the Allied prisoners who broke out of Hermann Göring's 'escape proof' camp in the famous episode of March 1944, Johnny Dodge was the most intriguing. American-born Dodge was a cousin by marriage of Wi
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 5th 2012 by Mainstream Publishing (first published April 1st 2012)
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The Dodger recounts the life of John "Johnny" Bigelow Dodge, a distant cousin of Sir Winston Churchill. American-born but British-bred, Dodge became a British citizen when his mother married an English aristocrat. During World War I, he served in naval infantry unit until he was wounded at Gallipoli. After his recovery, he transferred to the army and led a machine gun group. During the interwar years, Dodge traveled extensively as a business men (though he may have used that as a cover for spyin ...more
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