Escape: Our journey home through war-torn Germany
One extraordinary true story.
Germany, 1945. Trapped between advancing armies, stranded hundreds of miles from their mother, and with their father missing in action, sisters Barbie and Eva were confronted with an impossible choice.
Should they stay and face invasion or risk their lives to find their mother?
Together, they set out on a perilous three-hundred...more
Barbie Probert-Wright re-tells the harrowing 300 mile walk at age 7 (to reunite with their mother in Hamburg) with her 18 year old sister Eva, during the final days of the war. It is unbelievable that they survived their journey of intense danger as the allies liberation forces moved through Germany from the west, and the brutal ...more
The book kept my attention until the last ...more
I found the first 3/4 of the story gripping, but the remaining 1/4 of the story felt more like being at any kitchen table and being told about all the relatives and what's been going on with every one of them. I think the book could have ended at the 3/4 mark and it would have been ...more