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The Faustball Tunnel: German POWs in America and Their Great Escape

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On December 23, 1944, twenty-five German prisoners of war broke out of an Arizona prison camp not far from the Mexican border by crawling along a 178-foot tunnel. By Christmas day, they were looking for ways to reach Mexico and Axis sympathizers who would help them. Drawing on extensive interviews with the escapees and formerly classified documents, John Hammond Moore tell ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published March 15th 2006 by US Naval Institute Press (first published 1978)
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Jan 03, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Great Escape, German style. Over 425,000 enemy were held in the U.S. during WWII, of that number, 735 Germans, 99 Italians and 24 Japanese died while in captivity, most of natural causes, some while trying to escape. Most of the others were repatriated by July 1946, other then 162 that were still held for crimes committed while captive. There were also 28 Germans and 15 Italians that neither the Army nor FBI could account for, still loose, having never been caught. This book covers the escap ...more
Oct 24, 2013 Katie marked it as to-read
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Started this over a year ago and had to put it down because of time constraints. Kind of slow-moving but rich in detail and character sketches, if I remember right, fantastic story in an area of personal interest to me.
Jul 27, 2011 Daniel rated it liked it
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Fascinating. At the time I read this I hadn't been aware that america had prison camps. The ingenuity of the men in their attempts to conceal the dirt is amazing.
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