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eBook The Wooden Horse ePub

by Eric Williams

  • ISBN: 0006358616
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Eric Williams
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Fontana (1980)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1217 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1537 kb
  • Other: doc docx lrf azw
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 264

Description

The Wooden Horse book. There are two significantly different versions of this book.

The Wooden Horse book.

The Wooden Horse is a 1950 British Second World War war film directed by Jack Lee and starring Leo Genn, David Tomlinson and Anthony Steel. It is based on the book of the same name by Eric Williams, who also wrote the screenplay.

The Wooden Horse became a legend among servicemen long before its publication in 1949 and has remained one ever since. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction-novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic. literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more

Two officers made home runs via a tunnel dug in the open air beneath a wooden vaulting horse from Stalag Luft III. The author, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag-Luft III (site of the 'Great Escape' later in the war). He escaped after 10 months and, accompanied by a fellow RAF officer, made his way back to England.

The Greeks built a wooden horse and by means of it got into the city of Troy; in 1943 two British officers built a wooden horse and by means of it got out of a German prison camp. Together with a third companion, they were the only British prisoners ever to escape and reach England from this camp, though many tried.

1951 THE WOODEN HORSE Eric Williams 1st Bantam 842 Paperback FN. .William Shakespeare Vintage Paperback Antiquarian & Collectible Books. Books William Shakespeare.

1951 THE WOODEN HORSE Eric Williams 1st Bantam 842 Paperback FN-. 763,00 RUB. + 1 494,86 RUB за доставку. Title: WOODEN HORSE (Military Classics) Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Publisher: Pen and Sword Military ISBN 13: 9781844153039. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. William S. Burroughs Books. Дополнительная навигация по сайту.

Читайте The Wooden Horse (автор: Eric Williams, Gregory A. Freeman) бесплатно 30 дней в. Freeman) бесплатно 30 дней в течении пробного периода. Читайте книги и аудиокниги без ограничений в веб-браузере или на устройствах iPad, iPhone и Android. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fictionnovels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more.

Fandoms: The Charioteer - Mary Renault, The Wooden Horse Series - Eric Williams, Wings (TV 1977), Colditz (1972), Raffles - E. W. Hornung. Teen And Up Audiences. No Archive Warnings Apply.

An epic adventure-the most brilliant escape and evasion from the Nazis ever written  . Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and, accompanied by a fellow officer, made his way back to England.

Comments

Ghile Ghile
so happy to have found this story in the English version as it was one of the books that was read to us in my 4th grade class in Switzerland so many years ago and its memories have never left my mind. My life now is in English speaking countries and now I can still share these stories with next generations :)!
Walan Walan
although it took a bit to ship from London it is a great book! One of those that my daughter will add to her library even as an adult.
Blueshaper Blueshaper
There are two editions of this book. In the original edition and in subsequent reprints there is a last desperate moment where all the remains between Williams and freedom is a German guard on a bridge. He kills him and escapes...

Only as Williams admitted years later in an anniversary update - that part never happened and was put in to satisfy the publishers who wanted a more "exciting" ending.

...and he is right to come clean on the point - the story was exciting enough without needing tweaking - ingenuity under strain of captivity is well portrayed in the book and after the frightening journey across Germany - his debriefing by an Intelligence Officer counterpoints what went before in a very British and understated way.
Dellevar Dellevar
Husband loves book.
Ahieones Ahieones
It started slow for me but towards the end it was hard to put down. It was a great read?
Fonceiah Fonceiah
Excellent
Granigrinn Granigrinn
This escaped happened from the same prison camp as the Great Escape, only a few days earlier. A great adventure story, plus it is true.
Love this book since childhood. Thanks!