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A Gallant Company : The True Story of the Man of "The Great Escape"
A Gallant Company The True Story of the Man of The Great Escape Author:Jonathan F. Vance A Gallant Company goes beyond the bestselling Great Escape by Paul Brickhill and tells the only full and complete account of the dramatic escape of Allied airmen from Stalag Luft III in World War II that was the basis for the hit movie The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen.On the night of March 24-25, 1944, seventy-nine Allied airmen clambere... more »d through a tunnel at Stalag Luft III in eastern Germany in the final act of what history and Hollywood have dubbed "The Great Escape." Built around a cast of colorful and engaging characters from every corner of the world, it describes their ongoing struggle to outwit their captors. It is a tale of ingenuity, perseverance, courage, and is a testament to what ordinary men can achieve under extraordinary circumstances.« less