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From Commandant to Captive: The Memoirs of Stalag Luft III Commandant Col. Friedrich Wilhelm Von Lindeiner Genannt Von Wildau With Postwar Interviews, Letters, and Testimony By Marilyn Walton, Michael Eberhardt
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At 6:30 a.m. on 27 January 1945, Col. Friedrich von Lindeiner, the court martialed and exiled “gentleman” ex-Commandant of Stalag Luft III, sat in the waiting room of the Görlitz... More > train station hoping to return to Sagan, Germany, to fight the approaching Russians. The distance from Görlitz to Sagan was 28.5 miles. He arrived fifteen hours later as 10,000 Allied prisoners of war were evacuating his former camp. Like them, he would soon view the war from both inside and outside the barbed wire. Later, as a prisoner of war, he was held by the British for two years before returning to a devastated and divided Germany.< Less
From Commandant to Captive: The Memoirs of Stalag Luft III Commandant Col. Friedrich Wilhelm von Lindeiner genannt von Wildau With Postwar Interviews, Letters, and Testimony By Marilyn Walton, Michael Eberhardt
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At 6:30 a.m. on 27 January 1945, Col. Friedrich von Lindeiner, the court martialed and exiled “gentleman” ex-Commandant of Stalag Luft III, sat in the waiting room of the Görlitz... More > train station hoping to return to Sagan, Germany, to fight the approaching Russians. The distance from Görlitz to Sagan was 28.5 miles. He arrived fifteen hours later as 10,000 Allied prisoners of war were evacuating his former camp. Like them, he would soon view the war from both inside and outside the barbed wire. Later, as a prisoner of war, he was held by the British for two years before returning to a devastated and divided Germany.< Less
Of Stirlings and Stalags: an air-gunner’s tale By W.E. ‘Bill’ Goodman
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When William ‘Bill’ Goodman died in 2002 little did his daughters know the extent of the memoirs he had been writing in the few years before his death. Bill’s life, from joining... More > the RAF in 1941 at the age of 18 to his demob in 1948, was fraught with adventure. He describes his service with 7 Squadron at Oakington; he then highlights the terrifying events of the night their Stirling was shot down over Holland, his subsequent incarceration at Stalag Luft 3, periods in other camps and, finally, the long debilitating march back home. All this with fascinating commentary, vivid description and the intimacy of his experience. The reader will meet his fellow airmen and POWs, the man who shot down their Stirling on that eventful night, the heroes of the Dutch resistance and, surprisingly, a kindly and caring guard in Stalag Luft 3! A fascinating first-hand account of a young man’s wartime experience.< Less
ZIG-ZAG - The Hampdens of 420(RCAF) Squadron RAF By Peter J Sainty
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Second Edition, revised and expanded. Illustrated. The story of the Handley-Page Hampdens of 420(RCAF)Squadron, Royal Air Force, and the men who flew and maintained them. Includes details of... More > casualties, Prisoners of War and awards.< Less
ZIG-ZAG - The Hampdens of 420(RCAF) Squadron RAF By Peter J Sainty
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Second Edition, revised and expanded. Illustrated. The story of the Handley-Page Hampdens of 420(RCAF)Squadron, Royal Air Force, and the men who flew and maintained them. Includes details of... More > casualties, Prisoners of War and awards.< Less
To Win Or Lose It All By Audrey and John Hawkridge
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The story of two young people caught up in the excitement, fear, pleasures and tragedies of World War II. One experienced the best, and worst, of the London scene. The other, an RAF pilot, was... More > away, flying many dangerous hours over the sea. They met at the end of the war, marrying later, and now recall those turbulent years.< Less