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Great Escapes and Rescues: An Encyclopedia Roger Howard

Great Escapes and Rescues: An Encyclopedia

Roger Howard

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9781576071908
Paperback
278 pages
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In this entertaining and informative encyclopedia, disguises, ruses, stratagems, capers, devices, rescues, and plots abound. Topics range from a papier-mâché POW substitute and Bonnie Prince Charlies successful 1746 masquerade as a maid to a BritishMoreIn this entertaining and informative encyclopedia, disguises, ruses, stratagems, capers, devices, rescues, and plots abound. Topics range from a papier-mâché POW substitute and Bonnie Prince Charlies successful 1746 masquerade as a maid to a British airmans short-lived escape from a German hospital wearing a nurses cap and cape—and enormous flying boots and a luxuriant mustache. Each story is a tribute to ingenuity, perseverance, courage, and indomitable will. The A-Z entries, many of them illustrated, suggest sources for pursuing each subject further.