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The Escaping Club

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The author's experiences as an English POW held in Germany during the Great War.
311 pages
Published (first published 1921)
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Thom Swennes
Jan 11, 2013 Thom Swennes rated it liked it
When I picked this book up, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have read many accounts of the Great War and the more I learn, the more ambiguous and confusing it becomes. Much has been written about the terrible conditions, struggles, great number of causalities and terrible wounds by gas and other changes in warfare. On the other hand, there are many reports of chivalrous and gracious acts of pilots on both side of the conflict. Years ago I read Colditz, the story of a P.O.W. officer prison camp ...more
Andrew Ives
Aug 03, 2012 Andrew Ives rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Escaping Club is a book of two halves - the first, and most enjoyable part, being set in Germany during WW1, the second, somewhat disjointed part, set in Asia Minor just before the Armistice. The Kindle version that I read unfortunately lacked a few diagrams which would've made the German part easier to follow. Evans' story-telling made this section quite a page-turner and I enjoyed the whole Ingolstadt saga, appreciating that the quite frequent phrases of French, German and Latin were left ...more
Isaac
Jun 03, 2015 Isaac rated it liked it
A decent book. Many details are missing and it is generally lacking depth. More like an account of events written out for a report than a story. It also seems like the author is totally unaware of the extra benefits afforded to him as an officer. I know it is hindsight but I didn't care to listen to him complain about treatment when compared to pow camps in WWII. He would have lasted ten minutes. I myself would have lasted five.
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Shelves: history, great-war
By far the best of the escape narratives. If you read only one, read this.
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I especially loved this book because I'm related to A.J. Evans!
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