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The Escape of General Gerard

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When General Gerard escaped from the prison camp in Germany, the Nazis insisted that he had got away with the connivance of his orderly. They did not dare to reveal that his orderly was a British Secret Service agent, planted there for the purpose.

Here is one of the most thrilling spy stories the was has yet produced. Captain "Tiger" Lester, a British Intelligence ace, was
184 pages
Published 1943 by Herbert Jenkins Limited
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Jun 25, 2012 Gerry rated it really liked it
A wartime thriller about the escape of a French general from a German PoW camp.

General Gerard is such an important figure that the British Prime Minister assigns 'Tiger' Lester to the task of helping him escape.

Lester manages to inveigle himself into the camp under an alias as a French worker and then he adopts his second disguise as he manages to establish himself as Gerard's aide in his cell; this action in itself is a sub-plot and takes some achieving.

Thereafter the escape is superbly planned
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Don Betteridge is the pen-name of Bernard Newman who, under his own name, wrote more than 100 books in both the fiction and non-fiction fields.

As Don Betteridge he wrote only mystery novels, 14 in all, each one with 'Tiger' Lester as the hero. The series began with 'Scotland Yard Alibi' in 1938 and ended with 'The Package Holiday Spy Case' in 1962.

A great nephew of the Victorian novelist George El
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