BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR.

By: Brown, Kingsley. Foreword by Dave McIntosh.

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267 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings. "On July 3, 1942, RCAF Bomber Pilot Kingsley Brown was shot down over Holland, and shortly afterwards incarcerated in Stalag Luft 3. He spent the next three years there. When the gates slammed shut behind him, much to his surprise Brown found himself in a fascinating environment where hardship and trial were more than matched by the bizarre, the absurd and the comical. A seasoned raconteur, Brown brings to life a whole array of unusual characters: Wally Floody, the indefatigable digger of tunnels and the engineer of the Great Escape; Hermann Glemnitz, the tough, good-humoured chief guard; and Christel Achtelik, the teenaged girl who spirited the camp's bean soup to beleaguered German troops in the last days of the Battle of Berlin. These remarkable adventures of a Canadian prisoner-of-war portray hope in the midst of dreary winters, wonderful cameraderie, and the imperishable bonds that linked friend and foe alike." Remainder mark on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edgewear.

Title: BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR.

Author Name: Brown, Kingsley. Foreword by Dave McIntosh.

Categories: Military - Aviation, Military - POWs & Escapers, Military - World War II, Canada - Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Collins: 1989

ISBN Number: 0002159724

ISBN Number 13: 9780002159722

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 23910

Keywords: Kingsley Brown, Personal Reminiscences, Memoirs, Prisoners of War, POWs, World War II, Second World War, Stalag Luft 3, Prisoner of War camps, Zagan, Poland, Prisons, Personal narratives, Canadians, Canada, Escapes, Christmas, Christel Achtelik, Bedbugs, Royal Canadian Air Force, RCAF, Bombers, Pilots, Tunneling, Escapers, Wally Floody, Great Escape, Hermann Glemnitz, Prison Camp Guards, Battle of Berlin, 20th Century Military History.,