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A historian's view of what happened in Stalag Luft III,
This review is from: The Great Escapers: The Full Story of the Second World War's Most Remarkable Mass Escape (Paperback)
I really must take issue with what 'A reader' has said about this book, though I can sympathise for him feeling somewhat fatigued with reading about the Great Escape as he's read everything else. I would contest that as an introduction to the Great Escape, this book - written from the historian's point of view rather than that of a participant (Jimmy James) or eye-witness (Paul Brickhill) - is a very good means of simply telling what happened and how it happened, with Carroll taking a somewhat detached view of proceedings and using the testament of those who were there. It is high time that a reliable, modern, secondary-source account of this episode of the Second World War was written - and I feel that in this respect Tim Carroll has delivered.