The Last Escaper

The Last Escaper

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Peter Tunstall's memoir of his days in the British Royal Air Force and as one of the most celebrated British POWs of World War II. Tunstall was an infamous tormentor of his German captors. Dubbed the "cooler king" on account of his long spells in solitary, he once dropped a water "bomb" directly in the lap of a high-ranking German officer. He also devised an ingenious method for smuggling coded messages back to London. But above all he was a highly skilled pilot, loyal friend, and trusted colleague. Without false pride or bitterness, Tunstall recounts the hijinks of training to be a pilot, terrifying bombing raids, and elaborate escape attempts at once hilarious and deadly serious--all part of a poignant and human war story superbly told by a natural raconteur."--Provided by publisher.
Published: New York, NY :, Overlook Duckworth,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781468310559
Branch Call Number: 940.5472 TUN
Characteristics: viii, 320 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Purdon, Corran


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