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The Resource The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told, Stephen Dando-Collins

The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told, Stephen Dando-Collins

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The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told
Title
The big break
Title remainder
the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told
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Stephen Dando-Collins
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eng
Summary
"Oflag 64, a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp based in Schubin, Poland, was speculated to be one of the only POW camps set up exclusively for U.S. Army ground component officers. About 150 American officers lived in the camp in 1943, and by 1945, that number had expanded to 1,500. When the German commandant Colonel Fritz Schneider received orders to march all of his prisoners to west Germany to escape the Russians in January 1945, that number declined rapidly as the American officers put into place long-existing escape plans that would make history. In The Big Break, we follow famous POWs, such as General Eisenhower's personal aide, General Patton's son-in-law, and Ernest Hemingway's eldest son, as the first American escapes via a tunnel in a stinking latrine, with almost 250 US officers following closely behind in a mass break. Historian Stephen Dando-Collins chronicles the gripping story of irrepressible Americans determined to be free, brave Poles risking their lives to help them, and dogmatic Nazis determined to stop them"--
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Dewey number
940.5472430943826
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not applicable
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LC call number
D805.5.O34
LC item number
D36 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
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Narrated by Paul Woodson
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The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told, Stephen Dando-Collins
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  • Title from container
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  • In container (17 cm.)
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first American to escape from Schubin -- On the loose -- The Yanks move in -- Under, over and through the wire -- Death sentences -- The Russians are coming -- The Big Break, day one -- Game on -- Meeting the Russkies -- Moscow or bust -- The first Schubin escapee home runs -- Kriegies on the run -- The Hammelburg Schubinites -- Patton wants them liberated -- Fighting through to Hammelburg -- The battle for the camp -- Busting out -- One helluva night -- Blood and fire on the Reussenberg -- Freedom so close -- Liberation -- Welcome home, Kriegie
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.25 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501946899
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04659
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • ocn973412668
  • (OCoLC)973412668
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The big break : the greatest American WWII POW escape story never told, Stephen Dando-Collins
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first American to escape from Schubin -- On the loose -- The Yanks move in -- Under, over and through the wire -- Death sentences -- The Russians are coming -- The Big Break, day one -- Game on -- Meeting the Russkies -- Moscow or bust -- The first Schubin escapee home runs -- Kriegies on the run -- The Hammelburg Schubinites -- Patton wants them liberated -- Fighting through to Hammelburg -- The battle for the camp -- Busting out -- One helluva night -- Blood and fire on the Reussenberg -- Freedom so close -- Liberation -- Welcome home, Kriegie
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.25 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501946899
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04659
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn973412668
  • (OCoLC)973412668
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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