|# of Units:||6 CDs|
|Length:||7 hours, 37 minutes|
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It is not the movie. The movie has its own highlights. But this is the true story of the escape attempt during WWII from a German POW camp. The sufferings of the men were made real. The reasons for building tunnels was understood. The love/hate relationship between the men and the tunnels comes across quite well. the brilliancy of a few men to plan such an event is a tribute in itself. It is just sorry that they did not survive to tell the story themselves. but the hope they gave to others is the real story.
I read this book many years ago after the movie came out. It was wonderful to read it again! What an inspirational story about brave men who put their duty to country and to each other first and personal safety last. It is full of humorous incidents which kept me laughing all the way through. A really great read!
This is, easily, the most enthralling, and often humorous, audio book I have ever listened to. Within the first 5 minutes you are pulled into the lives of the prisoners, and everything that went into their triumphs, and tragedies. This is an engrossing page-turner that does not seek to dramatize history the way Hollywood does, because it chronicles a long series of events which are orders of magnitude greater than anything fictional Hollywood could ever hope to achieve. I plan on purchasing copies of this for my friends who enjoy military history.
An excellent book. I have seen the movie and the book was great. To read about men that had such determination and will power make you proud of the human race and realize anything is possible if you set your mind to it. It is a book you must listen to.
PAUL BRICKHILL was shot down over Tunisia on March 17, 1943. He was captured by the Germans and soon transferred to Luft III, where he joined organization "X" working on the great escape.