The Last Escaper: The Untold First-hand Story Of The Legendary Bomber Pilot, ‘cooler King’ And Arch Escape Artist

569707055b8d8.jpg Author Peter Tunstall
Isbn
File size 5.9 MB
Year 2015
Pages 368
Language Englisch
File format EPUB
Category Biography

Book Description:

A remarkable memoir of a British lad's salad days flying bombers against the Nazis and then repeatedly escaping their prison camps . . . An engrossing valediction to the tough, imaginative generation forged by the war.

The product of a lifetime’s reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall’s unforgettable memoir of his days in the RAF and as one of the most celebrated of all British POWs. Tunstall was an infamous tormentor of his German captors dubbed the ‘cooler king’ (on account of his long spells in ‘solitary’), but also a highly skilled pilot, loyal friend and trusted colleague.

Without false pride or bitterness, Tunstall recounts the high jinks of training to be a pilot, terrifying bombing raids in his Hampden and of elaborate escape attempts at once hilarious and deadly serious – all part of a poignant and human war story superbly told by a natural raconteur.

The Last Escaper is a charming and hugely informative last testament written by ‘the last man standing’ from the Colditz generation who risked their lives in the Second World War. It will take its place as one of the classic first-hand accounts of that momentous conflict.

 

 

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