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Neal Bascomb - The Grand Escape

The Grand Escape

The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century

Author: Neal Bascomb

  • AGES 12 - 18 
  • Genre Non-Fiction

At the height of World War I, as battles raged in the trenches and in the air, another struggle for survival was being waged in the most notorious POW camp in all of Germany: Holzminden. A land-locked Alcatraz of sorts, it was home to the Allied prisoners who were the most troublesome, as well as the most talented at escape. The Grand Escape tells the remarkable tale of a band of pilots who pulled off an ingenious plan and made it out of enemy territory in the biggest breakout of WWI, inspiring their countrymen in the darkest hours of the war.

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Neal Bascomb

Neal Bascomb

Neal Bascomb is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Perfect Mile and Hunting Eichmann, as well as Higher, Red Mutiny, The New Cool and The Nazi Hunters. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please visit his website at www.nealbascomb.com and follow him on Twitter at @nealbascomb.