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The grand escape : the greatest prison breakout of the 20th century, by Neal Bascomb

Label
The grand escape : the greatest prison breakout of the 20th century
Title
The grand escape
Title remainder
the greatest prison breakout of the 20th century
Statement of responsibility
by Neal Bascomb
Title variation
Greatest prison breakout of the 20th century
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the height of World War I, as Allied and German forces battled in the trenches and in the air, any captured Allied soldiers and pilots were sent to a web of German prisons. The most dangerous POWs, the ones most talented at escaping, were sent to the camp of Holzminden--better known as "Hellminden." A land-locked Alcatraz of sorts, its rules enforced with cruel precision, the prison was the pride of a ruthless commandant named Karl Niemeyer. This is the story of a group of ingenious and defiant Allied soldiers and pilots who dared to escape from Holzminden, right under Niemeyer's nose. Leading a team that tunneled through the prison's foundation and far beyond its walls, these breakout artists forged documents, smuggled in supplies, and bribed guards. Twice the tunnel was almost exposed, and the whole plan foiled. But in the end, a group of ten prisoners escaped and made it out of enemy territory in the biggest POW breakout of World War I, inspiring their countrymen in the darkest hours of the fight."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bascomb, Neal
Dewey number
940.4/72430943597
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Grades 9-12
  • Ages 12-18
LC call number
D627.G3
LC item number
B29 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The grand escape : the greatest prison breakout of the 20th century, by Neal Bascomb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"In association with Scholastic Focus."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781338140347
Lccn
2018016857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1031408488
  • (OCoLC)1031408488
Label
The grand escape : the greatest prison breakout of the 20th century, by Neal Bascomb
Publication
Note
"In association with Scholastic Focus."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781338140347
Lccn
2018016857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1031408488
  • (OCoLC)1031408488

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