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Human Game: The True Story of the 'Great Escape' Murders and the Hunt for the Gestapo Gunmen

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In March and April of 1944, Gestapo gunmen killed fifty POWs—a brutal act in defiance of international law and the Geneva Conventions. This is the true story of the men who hunted them down.

The mass breakout of seventy-six Allied airmen from the infamous Stalag Luft III became one of the greatest tales of World War II, immortalized in the film The Great Escape. But where Hollywoods depiction fades to black, another incredible story begins . . .

Not long after the escape, fifty of the recaptured airmen were taken to killing fields throughout Germany and shot on the direct orders of Hitler. When the nature of these killings came to light, Churchills government swore to pursue justice at any cost. A revolving team of military police, led by squadron leader Francis P. McKenna, was dispatched to pick up a trail long gone cold.

Amid the chaos of postwar Germany, divided between American, British, French, and Russian occupiers, McKenna led a three-year manhunt that brought twenty-one Gestapo killers to justice. In Human Game, Simon Read delivers a clear-eyed and meticulously researched account of this often overlooked saga of hard-won justice.

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ISBN:
9780425253700
Author:
Read, Simon
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-World War II General
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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