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