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Lie in the Dark and Listen: The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper

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Arguably the model for the Steve McQueen character in The Great Escape. By age 21 Ken had already trained to be a pilot officer; flown 56 hair-raising bomber missions by night over Germany; taken part in the siege of Malta; got married; been shot down into a remote Norwegian lake; been captured and interrogated; sent to Stalag Luft III, survived the Great Escape and the fo ...more
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Published May 19th 2006 by Grub Street (first published May 12th 2004)
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Lie in the Dark and Listen: The Remarkable Exploits of a WWII Bomber Pilot and Great Escaper gives a first hand view of the Second World War as described by Wing Commander Ken Rees. Rees describes his experiences from the time he joined up to become a pilot, through his training, to his efforts as a bomber pilot in the war. Rees also describes life as a POW and his part in the Great Escape.

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Wing Commander Henry Kenneth 'Shag' Rees, Royal Air Force

WWII bomber pilot; shot down over Norway, captured by the Germans and sent to the PoW officers' camp Stalag Luft III in Sagan, Germany (now Żagań, Poland) where he helped build the escape tunnel used in what became known as the 'Great Escape' of 24 March 1944 which was the basis for the 1963 film based on Flight Lieutenant Paul Brickhill's 1
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