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Moonless Night: The World War Two Escape Epic

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
From the moment he was shot down to the final whistle, Jimmy James' one aim as a POW of the Germans was to escape.The Great Escaper describes his experiences and those of his fellow prisoners in the most gripping and thrilling manner. The author made more than 12 escape attempts including his participation in The Great Escape, where 50 of the 76 escapees were executed in c ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 2nd 2006 by Pen & Sword Books (first published 1983)
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Regina Lindsey
Sep 26, 2012 Regina Lindsey rated it it was amazing
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Shot down over German-occupied Holland, "Jimmy" James was captured and initially sent to a Luftwaffe run POW camp. No comparison to the concentration camps, “Goring had a chivalrous feeling for his ‘fellow flyers’ and was able to get the best for the prisoner of camps run by the Luftwaffe." Conditions were actually very good. Airmen for various Allied countries pulled together their talents to create a community that included theatre productions, an orchestra, and an education program known as t ...more
Biswajit Nandi
Sep 07, 2015 Biswajit Nandi rated it liked it
When I started the book I thought there will be some interesting details on how the author repeatedly fled from Nazi camps. I was disappointed, the book is more like a historical account of the Nazi camps and his endeavour to flee.
Louise
Apr 19, 2016 Louise rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story of Jimmy James a RAF pilot who was one of those involved in the Great Escape. The murder of 50 escapees did not deter him from trying to escape again at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. His positive approach to every situation and his ability to maintain calm, logic and humour in the face of danger are the driving force in story. This was recommended by my tour guide at Sachsenhausen and I've now read twice since Christmas.
Bev Walkling
This book tells a story that needs to be told. It was fascinating and both easy to read and very hard to read because of the information included about Nazi treatment of humans of all varieties in concentration camps.
Marc Stevens
Jan 05, 2010 Marc Stevens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the very best POW/escape memoirs of World War 2
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